The Purpose of the Ingram Alumni Fund is to further the mission of the Ingram Scholarship program by specifically supporting Ingram Scholar and Alumni projects where there is a sustainable benefit for the community and where there are limited funds available for the project. The Fund seeks to facilitate the Ingram Scholar or Alumna/us’ continued involvement with the project by providing the necessary funds to implement or otherwise develop the project.
If you wish to make a donation to the Ingram Scholarship Program Alumni Fund you can make your gift easily using our secure giving form: www.vanderbilt.edu/giveonline.
Under “Area(s) I would like to support” please click on “other” and write “Ingram Scholarship Program Alumni Fund (R10427)” in the blank for allocation description. If you do not specify the Alumni Fund (R10427) your gift will be placed in the endowment fund.
In order to receive funding, a Scholar or Alumna/us must submit an Ingram Scholarship Program Alumni Fund application to Faculty Director Marshall Eakin. The Ingram Scholarship Program Alumni Fund Committee will then review the proposal. If the proposal is approved, project expense receipts may be given to Anne Gordon for reimbursement. [Please note that no money is provided in advance, so maintaining receipts is crucial for reimbursement.]
Generally, current Scholars/Alumni may request funds up to $1,500 for launching a project and up to $5,000 for matching funds. For more information about the Alumni Fund, see the Forms section of the OAK page or click here to download a copy of the Alumni Fund Guidelines.
Marwah Shahid received $1,000 to be used for her national project SaniTainment. The funds are being used to process parts to create and test a modified hand-sanitizing unit as well as develop branding and marketing for children's hospitals.
Chandler Anthony received $1000.00 to purchase seeds for the two most profitable crops, millet and garlic to be used in a program providing job skills and income for the Street Boys Ministy in Nakura, Kenya
Abby Hannifan received $740.00 to transcribe and translate recorded interviews of women in Guatemala so that she and her thesis advisor could analyze and interpret the findings and the respond to the women's' needs for empowerment.
Emily Zern received $800.00 for an EBT machine to be used for the Nashville Mobile Market, a social enterprise initiative that aims to provide a sustainable source of healthy and quality foods for areas of Nashville, while attempting to offer a solution to the physical, financial and educational market failures in the food deserts in Nashville.
Thomas Davis received $1000.00 to purchase an electronic library system and to fund the first two months of operational expenses for a bilingual library and literacy program in the Clairmont apartment complex in south Nashville
Ashley Zeiger received $1000.00 to develop FilmVoice, a program to provide students in high poverty schools the opportunity and access to equipment to develop their filmmaking, screenwriting, and editing skills.