• LifeScience

    Science Education

    At this time the focus for science education grants is with the South Dakota State University Electrical Engineering Department.

    2015

    Money was granted to South Dakota State University for Electrical Engineering Department scholarships in general.

    2016

    The Blackman-Helseth Scholarship in Electrical Engineering was established and funded for an upper-level electrical engineering student to be awarded beginning this school year.  It is the intent that this scholarship will be awarded annually for the foreseeable future.

    2017

    Funding was again provided for the Blackman-Helseth Scholarship in Electrical Engineering. This funding was matched by a private donation to provide for an extra scholarship award.

    2018

    Funding was again provided for the Blackman-Helseth Scholarship in Electrical Engineering. This funding was matched by a private donation to provide for an extra scholarship award.

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    Arts

    At this time the focus for grants toward the arts is with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia).

    2015

    Money was granted to the Mia to help defray the cost of the statue “Eros”.

    2016

    This year’s grant to the Mia is being applied to a new commission by the Chinese painter Liu Dan inspired by Willem dePoorters 1636 painting “St. Paul and St. Barnabus at Lystra” currently held by the Mia.

    2017

    This year’s grant to the Mia is being applied to the conservation of Giovanni Battista Nolli’s “New Plan of Rome” based on a proposal and budget submitted by the Mia. The grant was awarded based on the successful ability of the Mia to obtain matching funds to assure the completion of the project. The conservation is complete and the map is awaiting framing. The projected availability for viewing is February, 2019.

    2018

    This year’s grant to the Mia was applied to the conservation and framing of the J.M.W. Turner watercolor “Borrowdale, Rosthwaite Bridge and Castle Crag”. The conservation is complete and the painting is currently on view in gallery 306.

    An additional grant was made to South Dakota State University toward the completion of the new Performing Arts Center. This grant was matched by a personal contribution and both were matched by another foundation.

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