You might say that the initial Utah State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) Student Giving Campaign was a huge success.
Behind the efforts of members of the CHASS Council, the launch event garnered approximately $300 in just more than three hours’ time. The event was held Monday, Oct. 18 at the Taggart Student Center patio at the USU campus in Logan, Utah.
The primary purposes behind the event were numerous. Besides the opportunity to receive a free cookie, USU students could pick up information about how to receive one of two $500 scholarships, effective next semester. The students are required to write a 500-word essay about why a liberal arts education is important.
Visitors to the campaign tent could also pay a minimum of $5 for a Student Giving Campaign t-shirt, which funds go towards the college’s scholarship fund.
“The College of Humanities and Social Sciences senator and council have begun another new tradition for our college,” said John Allen, dean of the college. ”This is just another example of how our students value one another and are willing to give to others so everyone gains a solid and exceptional education while here. I am very proud of our students who stepped forward to help others which in turn will help us all as we face the challenges of the future.”
More information about the scholarship and campaign can be found at http://chass.usu.edu/htm/student-giving/student-giving-campaign-2011/.
Look to the blog and at the USU CHASS homepage at http://chass.usu.edu/ for more information about future CHASS events and Student Giving Campaigns and how you can be involved in the college!