At the half-way point of the SCICU/CIC Challenge Grant, SCICU has received $14,150 toward the goal to raise $35,000 in new funds for information technology scholarships. We thank the many donors who have contributed thus far.
In 2014, SCICU won a $25,000 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) that must be matched with $35,000 in new dollars to secure the grant. The $60,000 will be used to fund forty $1,500 SCICU IT-oLogy Scholarships over the next two years to students studying in STEM-related majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at the twenty SCICU member colleges.
The deadline for SCICU to raise the additional $20,850 needed to secure the $25,000 matching funds is June 30, 2015. Please be reminded that to count toward the challenge grant the gift must be a new or increased gift. If you made a gift to SCICU in 2014, only the amount in excess of your previous year’s donation will count towards the challenge grant. Gifts from new donors or those who have not given recently will be applied to the challenge grant dollar for dollar.
Please help us raise the additional challenge dollars by considering a new or increased gift to SCICU today. All checks should be made payable to SCICU and mailed to SCICU Challenge Grant, PO Box 12007, Columbia, SC, 29211.
You may also donate online by clicking MAKE A GIFT and by following the directions. Under the drop down menu for Contribution Preference, select “Unrestricted.” In the Notes section, type “CIC Challenge Grant” in order that your gift will be applied to the challenge.
For further information, please contact Eddie Shannon at SCICU at 803-799-7122.