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Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment

The Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment was established by the late Mrs. Johnson Tweedy in 1987-88 with the sum of $250,000. Dr. Les Cochran, Provost, began to place $100,000 aside each year to build the endowment, with the goal of reaching one million dollars. Provosts Charles Kupchella and Jane Stephens finished the project in 2009. Since then, the endowment has been used to award individual grants to faculty, staff, and student groups at Southeast Missouri State University to enrich the Kent Library collection.

The Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment Grant programs are facilitated through the Acquisitions Unit. Requested materials can be electronic, print, or physical format. They must be acquired as a one-time purchase. Materials with recurring costs cannot be purchased with Endowment funds. Specific requirements for each grant program and applications are detailed below.

Student Groups’ Grants

University recognized student groups are invited to apply for two, one-time grants of $1,500 each from the Johnson Endowment to be awarded in the fall semester of each academic year. Student groups must fill out the application below and provide a list of materials requested by the deadline stated below each year. Groups are encouraged to work with a Liaison Librarian to create their list of materials for the application. Their faculty/staff sponsor and a Liaison Librarian must sign off on the application for it to be considered.

Selection of the winning student groups is based on the following:

  • Evidence of Need
  • Consistency with department and university teaching and learning goals and objectives
  • Availability of resources

Announcement of winners will be made by the end of the fall semester. Materials will be purchased with the expectation that they are ready for use by the start of the following spring semester.

2019 Application

Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5 pm

Award Maximum: $1,500

Faculty and Staff Grants

Faculty and staff are invited to apply for one-time grants of up to $3,000 from the Johnson Endowment each spring semester. Applicants must fill out the application below and supply a list of materials to be purchased with the grant money. We encourage applicants to work with Liaison Librarians in creating their list of materials. Applications must be endorsed by Department chairs and Deans or Supervisor depending on the applicant’s designation as faculty or staff.

Selection of winning faculty and staff grants is based on the following:

  • Evidence of need
  • Emphasis on instructional and/or research support
  • Consistency with department and university teaching and learning goals and objectives
  • Availability of resources

Announcement of winners will be made by the end of the spring semester. Materials will be purchased with the expectation that they be ready for use by the start of the fall semester.

2020 Application

Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5 pm

Award Maximum: $3,000

For questions about the Johnson Endowment Grant programs please contact Randyn Heisserer-Miller, Acquisitions Coordinator by email rheisserermiller@semo.edu or phone (573) 651-2073.

Past Faculty/Staff Grant Recipients