|GCU faculty and staff members
|interested in seeking grant opportunities should contact Michelle Giles, Communications & Grants Specialist, to obtain grant forms and additional information.
GCU Awarded $50,000 NetVUE Grant for Year of Faith
GCU received a $50,000 NetVUE Program Development Grant, through the Council of Independent Colleges, to expand our Year of Faith: A Call to Holiness at Georgian Court University program. The grant funds will support student retreats, faculty/staff retreats, and a speaker series to enhance spiritual formation in connection with vocational discernment through the Mercy core values. The grant funds will also enable the university to continue the Year of Faith programs into the next academic year.
GCU Receives $15,000 Grant from TD Charitable Foundation for Career Services
The TD Charitable Foundation awarded GCU $15,000 for our career services program, Court Connections: Preparing Students for Career Success. Court Connections will provide GCU students with access to advanced career development software and mentorship/career training programs to better prepare them to become resourceful entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, and innovative leaders in their chosen careers. The program also includes a partnership with Lakewood High School to provide its students with access to our career software and opportunities to attend our career training programs.
Additional Grant Programs at GCU
Reducing GCU’s carbon footprint, educating young girls in science and technology, advancing the nursing curriculum, and expanding career services are among the GCU programs funded by recent grants.
To help reduce GCU’s energy costs, biology majors Kaitlyn Hanson ’14 and Kate Olin ’13 spent the summer installing insulating ceramic window films on more than 200 windows in the Arts & Sciences Building. The students will compare monthly power usage for the 10 years previous to the installation with those in similar months post-installation to assess the effectiveness of the window films in reducing cooling costs. The project, funded by a $5,000 Focus on Sustainability grant through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey (ICFNJ), also includes an outreach campaign to educate students, faculty, staff, and the local community about the value of the energy saving tool.
As part of the Girls Involved in Science & Technology (GIST) program, 54 Lakewood middle school and high school female students spent a week at the GCU campus in June conducting hands-on experiments in science and math. Led by GCU faculty and graduate assistants, the GIST students examined the physics behind rocket launches, the biology of bones, the study of Fibonacci numbers, the science behind blood cells, analysis of math and magic, and the physics of bicycles. The students also visited NAVAIR Lakehurst. Created in 2004, GIST is designed to excite the interest of girls in the fields of science and technology and encourage them to pursue these fields in college. GCU is grateful to the TD Charitable Foundation, Verizon, and the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium for their funding support of GIST.
The Georgian Court-Meridian Health School of Nursing, which received full accreditation and graduated its first class of 30 B.S.N. candidates in May 2012, was awarded a $10,000 grant from BD for the Higher Education and Leadership Training for Healthcare (HEALTH) Program, in partnership with ICFNJ. The grant supports new curriculum development.
Additional grants include $5,000 from NJ Sea Grant Consortium for GCU’s rain garden/nitrogen removal project and $1,000 from ICFNJ to enhance career services for students.