The following are our immediate funding priorities to ensure our adult learners receive the best education possible. Our priorities vary from very broad to specific, with each being necessary to prepare our students for the challenges of tomorrow.
- The First Responder Endowed Scholarship—This scholarship will assist students who are employed by a first responder agency (Fire, Police,EMT), or a veteran of the Iraq/Afghanistan War. $10,000 will endow this scholarship and allow us to assist First Responder Students
- ·Women's Institute for Global Leadership
- Center for Lifelong Learning—The Center for Lifelong Learning is a program for the "Mature Learner"(55 and older) and a service based program that offers courses for as low as $10 and as much as $25 for a multiple session course. Funding opportunities include:
- For as little as $25 you can fund a class for a mature learner.
- Lifelong Participant Sponsor- $50-$99 will cover books for one student or the cost of single session courses for ten students.
- Lifelong Faculty Sponsor -$100-$249 will secure an instructor for the course or books for 1-3 students.
- Lifelong Event Sponsor- $250-$499 ensures students will have access to 1-2 field trips.
- Lifelong Media Sponsor- $500-$999 responsible for covering media costs for the program (advertising, program books etc)
- Lifelong Advocate-$1,000-$1,499 will provide books for up to 8 courses or cover the cost of 60 students for multi-session courses.
- ·Alternative Certification Program—This program offers an untraditional approach for professionals in the math and science fields looking to obtain an Illinois state certification in secondary education (Type 09) and 24 hours of graduate course credit toward a master's degree in education at Benedictine University.
- Alt. Cert. and IMSA (Illinois Math and Science Academy) team up each summer to put together a science camp for Students entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, where they tackle a problem created by IMSA's PBLNetwork. Some of the issues that have been concentrated on are listed below:
- What causes malformed frogs, and are there any in Illinois?
- Under what conditions might we send teens into space?
- What role will alternative fuel vehicles play in future transportation?
- How can we responsibly dispose of electronic waste?
- How can we modify the phone numbering system for the future?
The Moser College of Adult & Professional Studies is a very new addition to the University, with the college being created in 2003.Being a new College brings its own set of unique challenges, in that the University is just learning how to engage its adult learner population; both as students and alumni. As Moser is not located on our main campus in Lisle, we are working to come up with creative solutions to make our adult students feel involved and engaged in the Benedictine community, even if they may never set foot on our hub campus. Check this page often to learn of new events & initiatives for our adult learners!
For more information on each of these priorities, please contact Eric Guthrie.
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