Loftus Mini-Grants Available Again to Students, Staff and Faculty

Loftus Mini-Grants, established in 2006 by Bob and Mary Jo Loftus, again are available to University of St. Thomas students, staff and faculty. The grants support programs and projects at the university that focus on either health care or diversity issues.

Earlier Loftus Mini-Grants have supported research on first-generation students, helped English-as-a-second-language students with their medical needs, and provided health care for women in prison.

Grants can be used to support student summer-research projects, faculty sabbatical work, staff-engagement initiatives for students, and other research efforts.

Grant awards range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $2,500.

Proposals for the grants are being accepted until Monday, Nov. 16.  Further information and application forms can be found on the Office of Institutional Diversity Web site.

More information about the grants also is available from Tom Glass at (651) 962-6945 or