Foundation Awards $15K in Grants

March  18, 2011

Thanks to generous support at last fall's Pathways to Learning Breakfast, the Lake Washington College Foundation had a total of $15,394 available for Program Support allocations this year (additional funds are available for Scholarships and the Emergency Fund).

According to Foundation guidelines, Program Support allocations provide support to academic programs of the college, and support college faculty and staff through help with expenses such as (but not limited to):

  • Program materials and projects
  • Student travel expenses to competitions
  • College faculty and staff professional development
  • Special events that benefit students and faculty

The Allocation task force, comprised of members of the Foundation Board, LWTC faculty and administration, met recently to review the allocations requests and make recommendations to the Foundation Board, which approved these recommendations at its February meeting.

The following programs received funds:

CanSat Competition: $7,500
In June 2011, a team of students from LWTC will travel to Abilene Texas, to compete in CanSat 2011, an international design-build-launch competition sponsored by the American Astronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and supported by NASA. The task is to build an actual functional satellite the size of a soda can. Funds from this grant will help to support student travel expenses. 2010 Competition

Faculty In-Service and Advisory Committee Appreciation Dinner: $4,000
Faculty In-Service is September 14-16, 2011, and the Advisory Committee Appreciation Dinner has been rescheduled from February 23, 2011, to April 27, 2011.

Social and Human Services: $1,200
Community Service Projects. Students in the SHSV program will identify and meet needs of the vulnerable populations in our community such as survivors of domestic violence, residents of Tent City, and homeless youth in collaboration with agency partners.

Mental Health Fair: $1,000
Annual event that brings service providers from the community who serve public with mental health as well as basic human needs. In addition, guest speakers are invited to present on a mental health topic.

Environmental Horticulture: $1,694
Plant materials for gardens or to defray costs of the labeler.