Faculty and staff may request a one-time award for funding to be used to strengthen Kent Library’s collections in a particular subject, discipline or program area. Maximum funding for the award is $3,000. Requests must be for electronic, print or physical materials that can be purchased through a one-time only payment. Materials with recurring costs cannot be acquired using endowment funds.
The application for the 2019 Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment grant is available at https://library.semo.edu/about-us/forms-and-policies/kl_cd_endowment_request_2019.pdf.
The Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment was established by the late Mrs. Johnson Tweedy in 1987, with an original sum of $250,000. Dr. Les Cochran, Southeast Provost from 1980-1992, began placing aside $100,000 each year to build the endowment, with the goal of reaching $1 million. Dr. Charles Kupchella, Southeast Provost from 1993-1999, and Dr. Jane Stephens, professor emerita of history and Southeast Provost from 2000-2010, completed the project in 2009. Since then, the endowment has been used to award individual grants to faculty and staff at Southeast Missouri State University.
For more information, contact Randyn Heisserer-Miller, acquisitions coordinator at Kent Library, at (573) 651-2073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.