2009-2010 Grant Information
As part of its mission, the Longwood University Parents Council awarded 11 grants, totaling nearly $8,000 to recipients in the Spring 2010 semester. The Parents Council encourages students and organizations to apply for grants to advance the university's academic, cultural and social initiatives.
The following is a summary of the grant amounts to recipients and the purpose of the awards.
African Awareness featuring Paul Rusesabagina
The Parents Council awarded $966.00 for screenings of the film, Hotel Rwanda, while Mr. Rusesabagina speaks on campus about the Rwandan genocide atrocities.
Study 'Til You Drop
To keep the library open extra hours with security staffing, during final exams, $1,380.00 was awarded to cover unbudgeted staff time.
Practical Finance: A Seminar for Longwood Students
A grant of $884.00 was awarded for this upcoming seminar on personal finance.
Nursing Student State Convention
The Parents Council granted $500 to help nursing students attend a statewide convention and support the new nursing degree program and the university.
Mis-Education of the Black Greek
The Council funded $750 towards a program focusing on African-American Greek life. The program is open to all sororities and fraternities at Longwood.
The Big Event
A grant of $1500 has been made to support this annual event bridging the university and the community.
The Skate Krew
This group received $100 to better improve awareness and safety for skateboarders on campus.
Longwood Chess Tournament
The Longwood Chess Team received a $630 grant to purchase timers and other materials needed to host an inter-collegiate tournament on campus.
Hospital Return Trip
The Council awarded $250 as seed money for the start of a new taxi service to safely drive students back to campus after an emergency hospital visit.
The residents of Cunningham Hall requested monies for improvements to lounge conditions. $500 was granted by the Parents Council.
Campus Security and Safety
The Longwood University Police received a $500 education/training grant for safety training materials.