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News Release

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Dec. 12, 2007

Seagraves grants fund 8 student service projects

In projects ranging from representing victims of domestic violence to providing income tax filing assistance, students at the University at North Carolina at Chapel Hill are continuing a tradition of public service in North Carolina with the help of Seagraves Service Grants.

The Carolina Center for Public Service recently presented the grants to eight student organizations to support public service projects addressing identifiable needs statewide. The projects, detailed below, are in keeping with Carolina’s longstanding commitment to public service and engagement.

The grants to officially recognized UNC student organizations are funded through the support of a UNC alumnus in honor of his grandmother, Mildred Yeager Seagraves. Now in its fourth year, the program will continue to provide a total of $3,000 annually to student organizations for at least one more year. Grantees receive up to $300 to fund their proposed service projects during the 2007-2008 academic year.

The following projects received funding this year:  

Carolina Center for Public Service contact: Peter Franzese, (919) 843-7568 or franzese@email.unc.edu
News Services contact: Susan Houston, (919) 962-8415 or susan_houston@unc.edu