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Fairwinds Foundation Awards $23,651 Grant To Stetson University

The Fairwinds Foundation presents the grant to Stetson University on March 3 in Orlando to, holding the check, left to right, Tim Stiles, executive director for Career and Professional Development; Board of Trustees Vice Chair Steve Alexander ’85 B.BA; and Jeff Ulmer, vice president of Development and Alumni Engagement.

The Fairwinds Foundation presented Stetson University with a $23,651 grant that will help provide 30 students with career training and mentoring in order to successfully secure an internship or job.

The grant matches a $23,651 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund for Stetson’s EDGE 2020 program, which “focuses on accelerating social capital and success for 30 students with limited incomes,” said Tim Stiles, executive director of Career and Professional Development at Stetson.

The EDGE program is open to first-year students through seniors. It will begin May 6-8 with a three-day “Orlando Bound” excursion that will include meeting with various employers, attending networking events, and receiving online and in-person financial literacy training and development. 

“The program will continue with one-on-one and small group mentoring for eight to 12 months — until every participant uses their training and contacts to successfully secure an internship or job,” Stiles said.

If you are interested in applying for the program, contact Career and Professional Development at [email protected] or 386-822-7315.

-Stetson Today

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