Next generation of nonprofit leaders at AUM awarded scholarships
Students involved with Auburn Montgomery’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance have been awarded $4,500 scholarships from the Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program to complete internships in the local community and become certified. The chosen students were among more than 70 applicants from 29 affiliated colleges and universities to be reviewed for the scholarship.
The following students from AUM were selected:
- La’Rontae Skipper
- Shayla Currie
- Cherron Sutten
- Tahesia Whigham
Established in 2001, AUM’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance provides students with the broad skill set needed to manage nonprofit organizations. It is the only program of its kind in Alabama. Students who participate in the program pursue the undergraduate major of their choice while completing the requirements for the certificate program.
By organizing and operating service projects in the Montgomery area – including an annual pet adopt-a-thon and holiday programs for children from low-income homes – the students gain skills in grant writing, fundraising, budgeting, risk management, advisory board development, recruiting and managing volunteers, and event planning.
“People who want to work for nonprofits often lack the business skills needed to manage a nonprofit organization,” said Tink-Lucy Bouler, Executive Director of the program. “At AUM, our nonprofit leadership program prepares students not only to be successful, but also significant for our community and equipped to change the world.”
For more information, contact Tink-Lucy Bouler at 334-244-3350 or email@example.com.
Oct. 8, 2012