Jacklynn Collius, a junior history major from Penndel, Pa., received a $500 Community Impact Grant for “Preserving the Past” in the local community.
The grant will help to purchase archival items in conjunction with the Greene County Historical Society to preserve documents, pictures and letters to ensure access to these treasures of knowledge for future generations.
“’Preserving the Past’ is a great opportunity for Waynesburg students to become involved with organizing and documenting Greene County’s history,” said Sarah Brandstetter, coordinator of Waynesburg University’s Bonner Scholar Program.
Each semester, Waynesburg University students are given the opportunity to apply for a grant intended to positively impact the community. As an institution founded on the key principles of faith, service and learning, community development and interaction are essential elements of Waynesburg’s mission.
Individuals were able to apply for a $500 grant, and classes, groups or organizations could apply for a $1,000 grant. Grant recipients are required to complete their project within the current academic school year and are eligible for one award per school year. Candidates were required to fill out an application that included a budget and a recommendation from a non-family member.
A selection committee, consisting of University faculty, staff and administration, selected the recipients based on the project’s value to the community, the project’s fundamental short- and long-term impact and the project’s planning and implementation process.
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