Grant-Writing Class at Antioch University Midwest Awards Cash to Three Local Organizations

Yellow Springs, OH, July 9, 2014— A summer course in grant writing has paid off for both some students and three local charities. Antioch University Midwest’s course teaches students about all aspects of grant writing, from requesting proposals to review and the awards process.

Grant-Writing-Class-Presentation“Our objective is to familiarize students with the whole process of grant writing,” said Karin VanZant, an adjunct professor who teaches the course. “They start by requesting proposals from organizations, and then do all of the work—from reviewing each proposal and rating them, down to the tough work of deciding awards—and then present the winning entries,” she added.

Students made their presentations in late June and awarded grants totaling $1500 to support projects with three organizations. The recipients of the $500 grants are: the Dayton Habitat for Humanity for their Vacant Lot Program, the Springfield Christian Youth Ministry’s GirlPower program, and the Kettering Backpack organization for general support.

The grant money awarded is from a donation made by Mr. and Mrs. Ed England in memory of their daughter Elaine.

Antioch University Midwest: Antioch University Midwest is one of the five campuses of Antioch University, an institution proud of serving adult learners and their specific needs for twenty-five years. Antioch University is a not for profit 501(c)3 multi-campus university of about 4,500 students who study at the Antioch Midwest campus in Yellow Springs, OH, and at campuses in Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Keene, New Hampshire, online and around the world.

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