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2010-2011 Grant Information

As part of its mission, the Longwood Parents Council awarded 17 grants, totaling nearly $9,500 to recipients in the 2011 academic year. 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.

MLK Speaker
The Parents Council awarded $100 to partially fund MLK Speaker, Ms. Barbara Noble Howard.  Ms. Howard will speak about her experiences as a young woman growing up under apartheid in South Africa.  Ms. Howard is the current First Lady of Hampden-Sydney College.

Road Trip to the Real World
The Parents Council awarded $560 to fund two Road Trips for the Academic Career and Advising Center.  Road Trips allow students opportunities to visit "real world" professions relative to their majors.  These experiences help students discover internship and job opportunities.

The Big Event
A grant of $1000 has been awarded to support this annual service-learning event which bridges the university and the Farmville community.  This event involves many students and has grown exponentially within the past two years. 

ATOD
The ATOD team (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs) was awarded $350 to partially fund an alcohol and tobacco education speaker for incoming new students during New Lancer Days.

Books for Pen Pals
This proposal was fully funded for the amount of $221.  Longwood students preparing to become teachers become pen pals with elementary students within a Virginia county school. In an effort to increase literacy, these students are awarded a book at the end of their pen pal term.

Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program
The Parents Council partially funded this program for $500 to support the addition of a fourth artist and sculpture to campus.

Dress For Success
This initiative was fully funded in the amount of $193.50 for the purchase of mannequins to demonstrate professional dress for job interviews and the workplace for Longwood students.

Lancer Pride T Shirt Swap
The Lancer Pride T Shirt Swap was partially funded in the amount of $500.  The Parents Council wants to support university pride.  The amount funded matches the amount funded by SGA.  Go Lancers!

Phi Beta Lambda Spring State Leadership Conferences
This proposal was partially funded in the amount of $675 to support a Longwood student who is being nominated for President of this organization at this conference.  The conference is nearby and requires no travel expense. 

Communication Association 2010 Conventions
This proposal was partially funded in the amount of $325.  This amount pays for one half of the registration fee.  Longwood students will present papers at this convention.

Library Extended Hours
The Parents Council fully funded this proposal in the amount of $1380.  The funding is used to pay for security staff to keep the library open extra hours during final exams. 

Longwood Athletics Transportation
The Parents Council fully funded this proposal in the amount of $1560 to provide students safe and timely transportation to the athletics complex to enjoy athletics events.  The Longwood Parents Council wants to support our athletic teams. 

Operation CARE
This proposal was partially funded in the amount of $732 to be used for the event and publicity.  Operation CARE is organized through the Counseling Center and proposes to educate the campus community about the importance of healthy relationships.

Spring Fling
Spring Fling was fully funded in the amount of $295.  This is a program sponsored by the Special Education Ambassadors to organize a carnival type program for children with disabilities and their families within the Prince Edward community.

Vagina Monologues
The Parents Council is providing funding for the publicity of this event in the amount of $180.  The Vagina Monologues is a program designed to stop violence and the abuse of women and girls and to raise awareness of issues faced by this population.

Longwood University Dance Competition
This proposal was fully funded in the amount of $400 to assist in the organization of a dance competition here at Longwood.  The exhibition portion of the event would allow local high school students an opportunity to visit the campus and learn more about the University.

Stop Hunger Now
The Parents Council partially funded this event in the amount of $500.  The program provides an opportunity for campus wide involvement while packaging meals for impoverished areas of the world.