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College funds receive grants from UGA’s Parents Leadership Council

  |   Kathryn Kao   |   Permalink   |   Giving,   Kudos,   Students and Faculty

Seven funds in the College of Education were recently awarded with grants from UGA’s Parents Leadership Council (PLC) to help support student areas of high need.

This year, the Council received a record 137 grant applications with requests totaling over $1.6 million. PLC awarded more than $1.1 million to student-serving organizations, including the following in the College:

  • Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation Fee Waivers: $14,880
  • UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic Outreach and Financial Assistance Fund: $10,500
  • College of Education Field Travel Awards: $6,760
  • Introduction of Mathematics Education Students into the Profession: $3,543
  • Special Education: $1,820
  • School Supply Closet: $1,420
  • Arts and Inquiry Fair Research Poster Presentation-Elementary Education: $520
“The UGA School Supply Closet is a campus-wide resource that seeks to alleviate the financial stress of purchasing school-related items for UGA students across departments,” said Kayla McKinney, the College’s coordinator of student engagement. “With the grant generously provided by the PLC, we will be able to stock the closet with some of our most requested items, such as index cards, college-ruled paper, notebooks and more for the fall 2023 semester.”

The PLC consists of highly engaged parents who aim to make a direct impact on undergraduate student life on UGA’s campus.

Through annual gifts, the Council invests in a wide range of student needs, including need-based scholarships, counseling and psychiatric services, student tutoring and more.

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