Two Students Decrease Their College Debt by $2,000: Community Service Pays

Many of the students at Globe University-Green Bay regularly volunteer within their communities. It is one way they tend to fit in well with our campus culture. They understand that providing service and spending time with family is important to their success and health. The challenge seems to be finding time to write an essay that could award them $2,000 for their community service. This fall, two Globe University-Green Bay students learned that finding the time to write a short essay pays off. Brittney Bauer, a criminal justice student, and Stephanie Miller, a veterinary technology student, were awarded $2,000 that is now applied to their student account for the winter quarter.

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Brittney Bauer, community service scholarship recipient

Brittney recently volunteered at the annual Spooktacular Fun event within Lambeau Field where, along with the FBI Milwaukee division and the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, she handed out child identification kits and educated parents and relatives on protecting children from predators through the National Child Identification Program. After having time to reflect on the event and her responsibilities, Brittney wrote, “Participating in the event gave me good insight on how to be vigilant with relatives and friends who have children and to pay attention to detail.” Brittney also felt volunteering helped solidify her choice in entering the criminal justice field. The event increased her excitement for what the future holds.

Stephanie is an active member of Pink Heals in Manitowoc County, a nonprofit organization that helps eliminate the financial burdens of cancer patients. Volunteers of Pink Heals work to provide cancer patients in hardship $500 a year to put toward medical bills, house payments, or any type of bill they are struggling to pay. Stephanie wrote, “It feels good to know that you are out there helping people. It is very hard to hear all the stories and what people are going through but it is also very rewarding at the end of the day.” For more information on this organization, Stephanie encourages you to visit Pink Heals Facebook page or the national site, Pink Heals Tour. Likewise, the next time you see a pink fire truck at a local picnic or on the road, know that fire truck is one of over 100 named after cancer survivors recognized by Pink Heals efforts.

Congratulations to Brittney and Stephanie for being Globe University-Green Bay’s fall community service scholarship award recipients and, most importantly, for being amazing individuals that support two great causes within your communities.

If you are a student of Globe University and are actively involved in your community, please take a moment to fill out the Community Service Scholarship application. All applications are due prior to February 27, 2015. Award recipients will be announced the week of March 9. You, too, could have $2,000 applied toward your student account balance this spring. Get writing!