The Bright Idea Grants Advisory Board has announced the recipients of the 2011 Billiken Angel Network Grants.
Five student teams competed for grants ranging from $400 to $2,000, which will be put toward the development and implementation of innovative projects and services that serve the local St. Louis community.
Collegiate Honors Preparatory Program
The Collegiate Honors Preparatory Program (C.H.P.P) strives to collaborate with Roosevelt and Vashon High Schools to stimulate an interest in higher education and enable students with academic potential to become competitive candidates for college admission and scholarship assistance.
For more information on this project, contact Sarah Bieser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Louis University For Undergraduate Socio-Economic Diversity (SLU/FUSED) is a student-led advocacy group that strives to increase socio-economic diversity in America's colleges and universities. SLU/FUSED will provide a scholarship fund for students interested in joining Chartered Student Organizations (CSOs) at SLU who cannot afford the dues associated with that group.
For more information on this project, contact Kripa Sreepada at email@example.com.
Pregnant and Parenting Student Assistance
The Pregnant and Parenting Student Assistance group at SLU will be creating a nursing center on campus that will give new parenting women a place to nurse and pump. The PPSA plans to find a center/room on campus, which will then be furnished and decorated, leading it to become a comfortable and welcoming place for mothers.
For more information on this project, contact Kelly O'Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyric Lab strives to help children retain their creativity while fostering appreciation and proficiency of the English language by highlighting the parallels between music lyrics and literature. Over the course of an academic year, SLU students will conduct Lyric Labs once a week for over 40 seventh grade students in the school districts of University City and Normandy.
For more information on this project, contact Rachel Watson at email@example.com.
The mission of SLU Dance Marathon (SLUDM) is to create a Dance Marathon, a dynamic organization of Saint Louis University students, that will provide hope for the children of Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital by generating funds for and awareness of the Children's Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis and continue to support the hospitals' efforts to treat all of it's patients as effectively as possible regardless of financial concerns.
For more information on this project, contact Kristen Bartheld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bright Idea Grants program at Saint Louis University inspires students to recognize the potential impact they have in the world by encouraging students to collaborate with each other to develop innovative solutions to social issues.
For more information about Bright Idea Grants program please visit http://www.slu.edu/brightidea.xml