Pritzker Military Foundation Commits $75,000 for Student Life Activities at Norwich University
Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University will receive $75,000 – $15,000 per year for five years – from the Pritzker Military Foundation, to help fund various new student activities.
This donation extends approximately 20 years of supporting PMF student life. The partnership provides valuable seed funding, helping with operating expenses and events for a wide range of new activities. Funding supports non-sport organizations with annual budgets of $3,000 or less. Each year, the Student Life Scholarship Fund Committee, chaired by the Student Clubs Coordinator, typically receives 17-20 applications, of which 10-12 receive funding.
Applications are judged on organizational recognition and eligibility, presentation of need and specific use of funds, benefit to students and the university, and number of students and community members who will be positively engaged. Students often complement PMF grant support with other fundraising efforts, including membership dues and hosting fundraising events.
Examples of recent student activities supported by these funds include helping students of Beta Beta Beta, the Biology Academic Honor Society, to experience biology through field trips such as visiting Adventure Aquarium to swim with sharks, as well as club promotion and community outreach. The funds also supported the activities of the American Chemical Society; the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, to help fund student travel to visit St. Nectarios Monastery in Roscoe, New York; and the Arnold Air Society to support membership fees and attendance at the National Conclave. For the past two years, students have participated in the Arnold Air Society’s 22-Hour Run to raise awareness of veteran suicide.
“We are extremely grateful for PMF’s ongoing support in improving the student experience beyond the classroom, Cadet Corps and athletic teams. Through the activities supported by PMF, our students have the opportunity to pursue their passions beyond the program and become even better leaders, more ready to meet the challenges of the future,” said the Vice President of Student Affairs and Commandant of Cadets Bill McCollough.
About the Pritzker Military Foundation
The Pritzker Military Foundation seeks to support the work of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library – and similar nonprofit organizations – to preserve American military history, restore historic military artifacts and make them accessible to the public, and provide services and resources essential to active duty service members, veterans, and military families in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. To learn more, visit www.pritzkermilitaryfoundation.org.
About the Pritzker Military Museum and Library
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library aims to increase the public’s understanding of military history, military affairs and national security by providing a forum for the study and exploration of our military – past, present and future – with special emphasis on their stories, sacrifices and values. With national and global reach, these spaces and events aim to share the stories of those who served and their contributions as citizen soldiers, helping citizens around the world appreciate the relationship between the armed forces and the civilians they protect. freedoms. A non-governmental and non-partisan organization, the Museum & Library showcases a variety of collections, scholarly initiatives and public programs, from its flagship center in downtown Chicago to its world-class research facility and park currently under construction in Somers, NY. Wisconsin.
Norwich University is a diverse academic institution that trains students and adults of traditional age in a cadet corps and as civilians. Norwich offers a wide selection of traditional and distance learning programs leading to bachelor’s and postgraduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the United States Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of six senior military colleges in our country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu
NORTHFIELD, Vermont — University of Norwich 7.25.2022.