USF Students Earn Grant, Leadership Award

National Student Leadership Award and $5,000 grant from the Jenzabar Foundation to continue their work in Haiti. USF PASS representatives traveled free to Dallas May 30 to accept the award and grant from the foundation, which gives grants to nonprofit groups and institutions of higher learning to encourage community and global efforts toward world improvement.

Students of USF PASS traveled to Haiti in 2011 and 2012, first providing medical services through free healthcare clinics and later, through Haiti Outreach Ministries, establishing a permanent clinic for the Haitian people. The Jenzabar grant will help PASS participants continue caring for Haitians in what has become an annual program.

USF students who traveled to Dallas for the recent event were one of five student-led groups recognized for significant contributions to making the world a better place outside the college and university environments. Recipients demonstrated a commitment to making positive change in a local, national or international community through ongoing programs or a project completed during the 2011-2012 school year. The University of Saint Francis was among 10 schools selected from more than 400 to receive the award and grant. Additional information available.