Foundations award $13,300 in mini-grants

Published 12:12 pm Friday, December 7, 2012

Thanks to a foundation sponsored mini-grant program, 10 LBW Community College projects at three campus locations will soon see improvements.

The mini-grant program, jointly funded by the LBWCC Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, provides a total of $13,300 annually for projects selected through an application process.

“This program provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to obtain products and services that fall outside institutional budget restrictions,” said LBWCC President Dr. Herbert Riedel.

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“Members of both foundations work hard to raise funds for scholarships and other programs aimed at student success. We are grateful for the mini-grant program, which makes it possible to provide an extra margin of excellence for student education.”

Applications are open to all full-time LBWCC faculty and staff employed for at least one year. Board members from both foundations serve on a selection committee to make award decisions.

Awards were made for a variety of college programs at campus locations in Andalusia, Opp and Greenville, including:

  • A Scantron test evaluation equipment in Greenville in the amount of $1,825 to provide faster feedback for student learning, submitted by Joy Butler.
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation Roads Scholar program guest lecturer in Greenville in the amount of $50, submitted by Mollie Waters.