Grant Awarded to Webber International University by GiveWell Community Foundation

Grant Awarded to Webber International University by GiveWell Community Foundation

Babson Park, FL Webber International University has received a $10,000 Impact Polk grant from the George W. Jenkins Fund within GiveWell Community Foundation to support Hometown Needs Based Funding for Health Sciences Scholarships, which provides greater access to students seeking careers as registered nurses or occupational therapy assistants.

The institution understands the community’s critical workforce needs for nurses and occupational therapy assistants and acknowledges an opportunity to support citizens in Polk County’s underserved areas with a Hometown Need-Based Funding for Health Sciences Scholarships.

The financial responsibilities for those interested in careers in the healthcare industry can be great and this scholarship will provide individuals an opportunity to lessen some of those responsibilities. Awarding scholarships to students in need will help offset some of the costsassociated with pursuing health science programs such as textbooks, testing materials, scrubs, program kits, and other potential costs.

This past April, the university held a groundbreaking ceremony for its Health Sciences Center. During the event, Dr. Nelson Marquez, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Research stated that “Webber is a change agent for the community by providing access to quality nursing and occupational therapy assistant programs that would lead to rewarding careers in healthcare.

About Webber International University

Webber International University is a private, not-for-profit, independent university offering degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s levels in a wide range of programs.

The University’s mission is to offer students an array of business, liberal arts and sciences, pre-professional, and professional programs of study that create a life transforming educational opportunity which is practical in its application, global in its scope, and multi-disciplinary in its general education core. Students will acquire depth of knowledge and expertise in their chosen field of study, balanced by breadth of knowledge across various disciplines while pursuing a degree at the associate, bachelor, or master level. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing oral and written communication, and critical thinking skills. The international quality of the student body enriches personal experience and promotes understanding of international cultures and influences. Through an atmosphere in which self-discipline, creativity and the cultivation of ethical standards are enhanced, the University is dedicated to teaching its students “how to learn, how to think, and how to apply method” to each new challenge.

Webber International University is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor, and master degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Webber International University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC website (www.sacscoc.org).

About GiveWell Community Foundation

The mission of the GiveWell Community Foundation (GWCF) is to champion charitable giving to improve the quality of life in the areas we serve, both now and for future generations. We accomplish this by working with individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to build stronger communities in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties through charitable funds and competitive grant cycles. Since its founding in 1997, the community foundation has awarded more than $400 million in grants. Today, GWCF is home to more than 380 charitable funds and the Impact Polk and Empower Polk grant cycles. To learn more about GWCF, visit givecf.org or call 863-683-3131.