Examples of Faculty Grants
Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Foundation
Program Director: Dr. Greg Sapp
Two Stetson University student projects were the first in Florida to be awarded Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation CASE (Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur) grants for service programs that incorporate academic learning and community engagement. Elementary Education major Carol Larson was awarded $1,000 to design and implement a service learning project for at-risk youth at George Marks Elementary School in DeLand. Mary Gossett, a Vocal Performance major, also received $1,000 to give voice lessons to youth at Chisholm Community Center in DeLand, and to form a community choir there. The purpose of the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Partnership Foundation grants is to recognize excellence in academic service learning.
Program Chair: Dr. Donald Musser
Stetson received a matching grant from the Metanexus Institute to support the formation of the Stetson Center for Science, Nature, and the Sacred. The Center promotes balanced dialogue exploring the scientific and spiritual perspectives of nature. The Stetson Center for Science, Nature, and the Sacred offers public lectures, book and article discussions, panel discussions, film viewings and discussions, student and faculty research, and a Web site to promote and encourage conversation, networking and research on a global level. Stetson University's Values Council provided matching funds for this grant.