Parents Association funds 9 grant proposals to benefit students

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Parents Association funds 9 grant proposals to benefit students

The UNL Parents Association has provided $5,200 in grants to help nine campus programs that benefit students.

Each year, the Parents Association offers grant funds to support departments and student organizations that enhance the campus experience for students. The awards typically range from $500 to $1,000. The grants are funded through an annual tuition raffle.

Projects receiving grant awards are:

  • $1,000 to assist with expenses to allow students to participate in an alternative service break at UNL’s Cedar Point Biological Station. The grant was awarded to UNL’s School of Biological Sciences and Cedar Point Biological Station.

  • $1,000 to purchase a three-year lease of the Career Cruising software. Awarded to Career Services.

  • $700 to fund guest speaker expenses for the Big Arabic Day at UNL. Awarded to Modern Languages and Literatures.

  • $500 to purchase the Diversity, Not Adversity training package. Awarded to the Academic Advising Association.

  • $500 to assist with funding for a Winter Carnival. Awarded to First-Year Experiences and Transition Programs.

  • $500 to bring Kim Novak, a prevention specialist, to campus to address risk management issues and reducing high-risk drinking on campus and in the community. Awarded to Campus High-Risk Behaviors Task Force, the Center for Civic Engagement, Greek Affairs, Residence Life, Student Health Center and Student Involvement.

  • $400 for the promotion, screening and training for eating disorder awareness and treatment initiatives. Awarded to the University Health Center Counseling and Psychological Services and UNL Eating Disorders Treatment Team).

  • $300 to print passports for the Passports to Success Program. Awarded to the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

  • $300 to fund Immigration Experiences videos. Awarded to the Department of Psychology.

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