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Students Awarded Grants for Nonprofit Internships

Release date
Oct-23-2012

Contact
Cathy Wilde
716-645-2833
mgt-pr@buffalo.edu

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Student interns in the University at Buffalo School of Management will benefit from a recent gift that is intended to offset tuition costs for students working with local nonprofit organizations.

The Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation of Williamsville awarded four $1,000 scholarships to students in the School of Management’s Credit-Bearing Internship Program. The gift was made possible by School of Management alumni Greg and Joanne Bauer. Greg Bauer is president of Employer Services Corp. in Amherst.

Three graduate students and one undergraduate student who are presently conducting internships with nonprofit organizations received the awards for the fall semester. Todd Carter of Buffalo, Heather Fildes of Tonawanda, Michael Kozlowski of Lancaster and Michael Saad of Cheektowaga earned the grants based on essays they submitted showing their understanding of the Western New York nonprofit industry and the value of internships to their personal development. They also were required to hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 and to participate in semester-long, credit-bearing internships within the industry.

Each year more than 250 UB School of Management students earn academic credit for their participation in internships. Through clearly defined projects, learning objectives and consistent mentoring, interns bring fresh insights and current skill sets into organizations while enhancing their knowledge base outside of the classroom.

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