The University of Findlay is pleased to announce it has received several grants that will greatly benefit campus life and assist the larger community. The following list details these exciting and meaningful opportunities:
- UF’s OC3, which stands for Oilers Changing Campus Culture, received a $10,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) to continue the University’s educational efforts first funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant awarded four years ago. This recent grant, one of only 19 awarded to public and private colleges and universities across Ohio, will enable OC3 to continue its proactive approach to campus safety. The initiative will host programs, offer events and provide enhanced student orientation sessions regarding preventing dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. These efforts will compliment existing University policies and federal Title IX and Clery Act initiatives. For a more detailed description of the statewide awards, visit the ODHE’s site.
- The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), based at the University of Findlay, has received $40,000 annually, renewable for up to five years, from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to hire an executive director and to fund basic operations that support local community initiatives. In addition, United Way of Hancock County has pledged to donate $30,000 for at least one year. In keeping with UF’s emphasis on experiential learning, the CCE also hopes to annually retain two undergraduate student fellows who will receive stipends to assist the CCE with necessary tasks, including survey distribution and collection, press releases and meeting coordination.
- The Institution for International Education (IIE) has awarded a $7,500 matching grant to the University of Findlay’s Office of International Education to fund six study abroad scholarships. Each qualifying student, approved by UF and IIE, will receive a $2,500 scholarship to further their educations through one of the many UF-sponsored programs offered in countries throughout the world. For study abroad details, visit UF’s Office of International Education page.
- The Master of Physician Assistant Program received $3,500 from the nccPA Health Foundation to incorporate dental health lectures and activities into the PA curriculum and to include dental health outreach during UF’s Healthy Kids Day in April, 2017.