Grant ProgramEach year, the MPA Alumni Association offers a $500 grant for use towards an alumnus’ research, education or service project. The purpose of the grant is to support alumni activities that align with the MPA mission of global responsibility and life-long learning. The grant program was created in 2006 and it is funded entirely by alumni and community giving. It is open to any MPA graduate and it is awarded on an annual basis through a competitive application process.
LARA DELAMATER ’06 traveled to Cusco, Peru and volunteered at CerviCusco, a non-profit medical clinic dedicated to preventing cervical cancer. The grant will support the work of the clinic in providing screenings to disenfranchised and impoverished Peruvian women.
BERYL KACZMARCZIK ’08 traveled to Peru as a member of Engineers Without Borders. She used the grant money to purchase a DNA extraction kit, which identifies pathogenic illnesses in water. The kit will help increase access to clean water in underdeveloped areas.