BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jenzabar Foundation honored student groups for outstanding dedication to service work at a recent Student Leadership Awards ceremony held in Boston, MA on September 14. The event recognized three Student Leadership Award winners who have made significant contributions to better the world outside of their colleges and universities.
The three student-led campus groups were the remaining 2012 Jenzabar Foundation Student Leadership Award recipients. The Foundation has recognized a total of ten student-led campus groups and projects this year who each receive a $5,000 grant to continue their work. The Jenzabar Foundation Student Leadership Award honorees have exemplified a commitment to community service or humanitarian work through ongoing activities or a completion of a project during the 2011-2012 academic year.
The following student groups earned 2012 Student Leadership Awards on September 14:
Bradley University's Lewis J. Burger Center for Student Leadership and Public Service
We applaud the students and Bradley University for establishing such a wonderful center and participating in such projects that benefit the community and change the world. The Lewis J. Burger Center for Student Leadership and Public Service was established in 1996 to educate and prepare Bradley students to be committed and effective leaders in their careers, families, and communities by providing leadership development programs and service learning opportunities. The Center consists of three major interdependent components: leadership development programs, a volunteer network and service opportunities, and the Leadership & Public Service Fellows Program. For more information please visit: http://www.bradley.edu/campuslife/studentleadership/
Engineers Without Borders
With 350 projects in over 45 developing countries, Engineers Without Borders USA has changed the lives of millions of people around the world. Their vision is a world in which the communities we serve have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs, and that our members have enriched global perspectives through the innovative professional educational opportunities that the EWB-USA program provides. For more information please visit: http://www.ewb-usa.org
Face Aids fights the global HIV/AIDS pandemic by building a movement of young leaders dedicated to health equity and social justice, and by providing socio-economic support to HIV-affected individuals living in impoverished communities. Please visit their site to find out more at www.faceaids.org
Five other award winners were announced in early June, recognizing student groups from: Asbury Theological Seminary, Buena Vista University, Rice University, University of Saint Francis and Valley Forge Christian College.
"Jenzabar and the Jenzabar Foundation support higher education beyond technology. We want to help our community of students shine and give them the tools they need to succeed, so that they can be the best and the brightest both on and off campus," said Robert A. Maginn Jr., Chairman of the Jenzabar Foundation and CEO of Jenzabar, Inc. "The Jenzabar Foundation Student Leadership Awards honor our exceptional students and motivate them to be our future leaders."
The Foundation selected the winning student groups based on their impact and mission; involvement on campus and in the community; and the potential for other institutions to emulate their model of service. Over the last five years, the Foundation has issued more than 700 grants to non-profit organizations totaling over 2 million dollars.
About The Jenzabar Foundation
Founded by Jenzabar, Inc., The Foundation issues grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations with similarly aligned missions, and helps promote the activities of grant recipients within their communities and on a global level. The mission of The Jenzabar Foundation is to recognize and support the good works and humanitarian efforts of student leaders serving others across the global community. The Foundation seeks to foster a culture of service and to educate and inspire future generations to create a better world. For more information about The Jenzabar Foundation, visit www.thejenzabarfoundation.org.
Contact: Carina Ganias
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SOURCE The Jenzabar Foundation
Web Site: http://www.thejenzabarfoundation.org