Teagle, Arthur Vining Davis foundations to support college students

Teagle, Arthur Vining Davis foundations to support college students

The Teagle and Arthur Vining Davis foundations have announced a partnership aimed at addressing the obstacles community college students face when trying to transfer to private four-year colleges.

The jointly funded Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts initiative will support statewide, regional, or consortial academic partnerships between public two-year and private four-year colleges aimed at helping students transfer to a four-year program and complete a liberal arts degree. To that end, the program will award planning grants of $25,000 over six to twelve months and implementation grants ranging from $250,000 to $350,000 over two to three years to build comprehensive curricular frameworks and ensure the transferability and applicability of credits. 

"Until now, public investment and private grantmaking in the transfer space have typically focused on strengthening pathways from public two-year to public four-year institutions, but there are untapped opportunities for strengthening transfer access to independent liberal arts colleges," said Arthur Vining Davis Foundations president Michael Murray. "This joint partnership between the Arthur Vining Davis and Teagle foundations aims to address the academic obstacles that community college students face when transferring to independent colleges, which we believe will help alleviate some of the financial hurdles students face when they take the next step in their education to earn the baccalaureate degree."

"Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations partner to strengthen transfer pathways to the liberal arts." Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations press release 11/12/2020. "Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts." Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations RFP 11/12/2020.