NMU recently received the following grants, which were included in the formal recommendations approved by the NMU Board of Trustees at its Sept. 25 meeting::
-A grant between Michigan Campus Compact and NMU to fund an academic service learning project for 10 nursing students to mentor 10-12 youth participants from the K.I. Sawyer area. The grant amount is $1,896, with an additional amount of $140 from admissions and an in-kind university amount of $2,750, for a total of $4,741 for the time period of Sept. 1, 2009 through Aug. 31, 2010, under the direction of Eileen Smit.
-A grant between the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and NMU for the Upper Peninsula Indian Education Conference and the Native American Student Empower Initiative, in the amount of $10,500 ($7,965 for the Upper Peninsula Indian Education Conference; $2,535 for NASEI), under the direction of April Lindala.
-A contract between NMU and Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA) to provide secondary vocational education for high school students in the MARESA district, in the amount of $37,222, for the time period Aug. 15, 2009 through June 30, 2010, under the direction of Daryl Kobie.
-A grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a collaborative project with Western Illinois University, Universidade Federal Rural de Amazonia and Universidade Federal del Lavras that will prepare U.S. and Brazilian students for highly skilled 21st Century jobs that require expertise in entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and sustainable economic development. The grant amount is $59,420, with additional amounts of $5,518 from the provost and vice president of academic affairs, $3,000 from International Programs, and an in-kind university amount of $10,725, for a total of $78,663. It covers the period Aug.1, 2009, through July 31, 2010, under the direction of Ray Amtmann.
-A grant from the U.S. Department of Education for an Upward Bound program to provide academic and social support to 65 low-income high school students from the surrounding area, in the amount of $347,166, for the period Sept.1, 2009, through Aug. 31, 2010, under the direction of Jeffery Gagnon.
from the U.S. Department of Education for $321,484, with an additional amount of $28,409 from the NMU Board of Trustees Scholarship account, for a total award of $349,893. The funding will allow the Student Support Services program to serve and assist low income, first generation college students and students with disabilities in achieving academic success, The grant period is Sept. 1, 2009, through Aug. 31, 2010.
-A grant from the State of Michigan, Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, for the continuation of an accelerated post-master’s nursing education certificate program. The grant amount is $570,000, with an additional $12,792 from general fund operations, for a total award of $582,792, for the period of Feb. 3, 2009, through June 30, 2010, under the direction of Julie Higbie.
U.S. Department of Education awards for the period July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, in the amount of $325,700 for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program and $862,931 for the Federal Work Study Program, under the direction of Mike Rotundo.
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