More than $200K granted by BSC Foundation to advance programs and people at BSC
Posted on 6/25/2012
The Bismarck State College Foundation Grant Program annually provides money for employee and student recognition and scholarships. Additionally, the grant program provides dollars to BSC staff, faculty, and student organizations to fund a wide variety of projects that emphasize innovative teaching and creative learning projects.
In April, the BSC Foundation Programs Committee awarded a total of $190,376 to grant applicants for projects headed by faculty and staff in 2012-13. Projects included:
Theatre Arts program - Summer theater collaboration with Capitol Shakespeare
Chemistry program - National Chemistry Week (Oct. 21-27, 2012), campus activities and supplies
Counseling and Advising Services - "Coffee and Careers: Fishing for Opportunity" student workshop and information seminars on careers, multiple dates in 2012-13
English program - BSC Visiting Writers Series 2012-13
English program/Figments of Imagination - "Oil's Impact," a collaborative campus and community art exhibit, writing and multimedia event in December 2012.
NECE Summer Academy - Students engage in various energy-related lab experiments, visit energy companies and learn about energy careers over several days.
Summer Ag Academy - Opportunity for students to experience campus, go into the field and get hands-on experience in agronomy.
Simulations labs and training equipment for Nursing and Paramedics - The ND Department of Commerce and Bremer Bank matched this grant.
The BSC Foundation Programs Committee also approved a total of $12,727 to fund professional development applications from faculty and staff including tuition reimbursement toward advanced degrees, as well as conference and workshop fees.
About Bismarck State College Bismarck State College, an innovative community college in Bismarck, N.D., offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities. For more information, visit bismarckstate.edu.
About the BSC Foundation The Foundation, established for the sole purpose of assisting the college in performing its mission, receives and administers private gifts, bequests and donations to benefit BSC's students and to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at the college. Gifts to the Foundation support programs and activities not funded through traditional sources. For more information, visit bismarckstate.edu/foundation.