ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington Chancellor Damian J. Fernandez this week awarded $20,000 in inaugural Chancellor’s Grants for efforts such as a program targeting freshman and first-generation students for success in college.
The grants, up to $5,000 each, are funded by the Albert and Suzanne Lord Chancellor Endowment. The six winning plans are:
A grant funds efforts by Penn State Abington and the Abington Township police to reduce and prevent potential crime such as bike theft at the new residence hall.
“The review committee received 18 commendable proposals, and it appreciates the creativity and dedication of all applicants to enhance the educational and outreach programming,” Chancellor Fernandez said.
The Chancellor's Grants fund new programs, activities and initiatives that are innovative and sustainable. The winning proposals support student engagement, retention and graduation; fresh approaches to academics and teaching; seed funding for larger projects; and robust community partnerships for service learning and civic education.
Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 18 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of our 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. The Lion’s Gate residence hall will open in August 2017.