Student-Led Humanitarian Projects

Posted by on July 21, 2008

Jenzabar Foundation Announces Award Competition to Support Student-Led Humanitarian Projects Across the Globe
Deadline: September 12, 2008

The Jenzabar Foundation (, the philanthropic arm of Jenzabar, Inc., has announced an awards competition to support student-led campus groups or activities that have made a significant impact outside of their institutions of higher learning. The Jenzabar Foundation 2008 Student Leadership Awards will recognize seven student groups and their respective leaders who have exemplified a commitment to making a difference in the world through community service, either through ongoing activities or through the completion of a project during the 2007-08 academic year.

The mission of the foundation is to recognize and support the good works and humanitarian efforts of student leaders serving others across the global community. The foundation seeks to foster a culture of service and to educate and inspire future generations to create a better world.

The awards will recognize leaders of student organizations on college and university campuses in the U.S. and elsewhere. The categories of recognition for the Jenzabar Foundation 2008 Student Leadership Awards include the following: local community support to assist individuals or groups that are underserved through existing community resources; international humanitarian efforts; campus ministry programs that reach outside campus boundaries; education outreach to groups or individuals not enrolled in the institution; environmental protection, natural resource management, alternative energy promotion, or climate/ habitat awareness; healthcare provisioning or awareness; and issue advocacy targeted to local, state, or federal government.

The foundation will give seven grants of $5,000 to each of the recognized student activities.

The Jenzabar Foundation is asking for nominations from a representative of the institution within which the student activity operates. However, student groups are welcome to apply for the grants on their own.

Criteria and application information may be found on the Jenzabar Foundation Web site.

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