Washington Adventist University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter has been awarded four mini-grants totaling $6,000 this year, signaling a strong comeback for an organization that was on a five- year hiatus up to a few months ago.
“We wrote five mini grant proposals and thought that we would be awarded one, but we were awarded four”, said Kimberly Pichot, faculty sponsor of WAU’s SIFE chapter,” It’s nice because we are making $6,000 in grant money, which allows the students to do a lot.”
The grants came from Sam’s Club, HSBC Holdings, Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson.
SIFE is an organization that brings students, academics, and industry leaders together for the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world, through the positive power of business. Chapters operate on university campuses worldwide with the support of leading corporations.
Pichot is pleased with the performance of the WAU chapter so far.
“The students have exceeded my expectations,” she said. They have floored me with their enthusiasm, involvement, and the quality of their results.”