Saint Louis University

Community Impact Grant


In 2016, the Saint Louis University Women's Commission established the Sister Shirley Kolmer Memorial Grant with initial endowment support from an anonymous Women's Commission member and Woman of the Year award winner in 1994. 

The purpose of the Sister Shirley Kolmer Memorial Grant Program is to support the mission of the Women's Commission, which is to educate, enrich, and empower the women of Saint Louis University by providing funding to connect women with opportunities that foster their personal and professional development. 

The Community Impact for the Advancement of Women grant focuses on projects that exhibit a strong commitment to serve groups of women within the community, particularly projects that demonstrate a high level of stakeholder impact. Examples of benefits of such projects include: 

  • advancing educational or career opportunities for women
  • helping women overcome challenges, barriers, or inequity
  • providing resources that will improve the quality of life

Submission Instructions

Email the completed application to by the application deadline, 5:00PM on January 31st, 2017. Use the following description in the email subject field, "Applicant's First and Last Name": Sister Shirley Kolmer Memorial Grant. 

Institutional Compliance

Projects including the use of human subjects must have the appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval prior to the start of the project. In the event an award is made and required approvals are not received prior to the start date, the award will be delayed until approval is received. 

Questions regarding guidelines or application support may be directed to Dr. Annie Neidel, Endowment Committee, at

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