Resource for Excellence Grants

The following projects were selected by the Resource for Excellence Committee for funding for the FY16 year.

Total Resource for Excellence Grant funding awarded: $125,453.

Study Abroad Scholarships—The Global Classroom (Year 3)

Academic Affairs
$20,000

Funds used to award scholarships for study abroad programs.

Summer Success Academy

Liberal Arts
$17,737

Funds used to provide a solid academic foundation over the summer so incoming freshmen will experience a smooth transition to college and succeed in their fall classes and beyond.

Promoting STEM Education through Undergraduate Research

Health & Science, Chemistry
$8,122

Funds used to support internships for two students at Northwestern University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

START for Talented COD Chemistry Students

Health & Science, Chemistry
$20,000

Funds used to provide funding for three talented COD chemistry students to do summer 2016 research internships at Hope College.

COD Veterans Expedition & Team Building (VET) Scholarship
Rockies 2016

Academic Affairs and Liberal Arts
$20,000

Funds used to provide scholarships for the Global Education trip to the Rockies for twelve student veterans in order to assist them with adjustments to civilian and college life while giving them college credit in Speech.

Emerging Entrepreneurs (E2)

Business & Technology
$7,110

Funds used to support an entrepreneurial training and community mentoring program for students in all areas, but particularly the CTE programs.

Visiting Artist Series

Liberal Arts
$10,000

Funds used to support the appearance of local, national, and international professionals who have achieved excellence in the Fine Arts.

Financial Literacy Program

Student Affairs
$12,200

Funds used to create a campus-wide financial literacy program that would help students better understand how the decisions they make now will affect their financial future.

Natural Sciences Symposia Series

Health & Sciences, Earth Science
$10,284

Funds used to run a series of four Natural Resources Symposia over two years, in collaboration with the student Environmental Club.

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