New grant open to service-minded honors students

The Associated Scholars Guild Steering Committee has announced the creation of a new grant at Tech for current honors students and honors alumni. The Ginkgo Grant was created specifically for those who place the same emphasis on service, community and growth as the honors program. The project must be related to the student’s field of study.

The grant can be awarded to those working at home or abroad who are enhancing communities or doing other forms of service work. The grant can also be used for travel expenses to or from a fellowship or internship.

If you intend to apply, you must submit a brief summary of your project by Feb. 25. A full application is due April 25.

Inspired by an honors alumna, the Ginkgo Grant was able to be created due to record enrollment in the Honors Program this semester. It received its’ name from the Ginkgo trees behind T.J. Farr building, where the Honors Program is housed.

The grant is funded solely by the Steering Committee, a student organization, and will be available to a few people on a regular basis. The amount of the grant was not released.

For more information, please contact Jeremy Crow, ASG Steering Committee chair at jncrow21@tntech.edu, or Rita Barnes, Honors Program director at ritambarnes@gmail.com.