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Impact Update: How Public Service Commission Investment Continues Impact at Grambling State

IMG_5568$462,000 Energy Grant Opportunity Grows Campus Opportunity for Student Impact

This week, Louisiana’s Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell Awarded  $750,000 in energy efficiency grants, including $462,508 for initiatives at Grambling State.

“Energy Efficiency is a cost-effective way to reduce energy costs, improve building comfort and preserve our environment,” Campbell said. “Every dollar that our local governments and public bodies save on their electric bills is a dollar that can help them improve service to the public.”

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Grambling State Selected to Host Intercollegiate Football Championship through 2020

Stadium-Grambling-Eddie-G-1000Grambling State Selected to Host Intercollegiate Football Championship through 2020

GRAMBLING, LA – December 3, 2018 – Today, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that Grambling State University will host the 2019 and 2020 Football National Championships at the historic Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. 

Formerly held in Daytona Beach, FL, the mid-December game will bring more than  $1 million in economic impact to North Louisiana.  Continue reading

5 Ways to Invest in Grambling State: Radiothon & Day of Giving, Friday, Nov. 2

RadionThon-PromoThere are just a few days left to help Grambling State University Bring It Home 2018. No matter how you’d like to give, the 7th Annual Radiothon and Day of Giving is a great time to make your tax-deductible contribution and help our students, faculty, and campus continue to grow.

Here are five ways you can help Bring it Home before the big total announcement and help us beat our $1 million goal:

  1. SHOW UP in Person: Stop by KGRM – Friday, Nov. 2

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Grambling State Fiscal Health Score Jumps 100 Percent

University moves from 2016 fiscal watch list to record improvement 

GRAMBLING, LA – Oct. 26, 2018 – An October report issued by the University of Louisiana System reports Grambling State University has doubled its fiscal health score since FY 2016; increasing from a 1.30 to a 2.60 as of the most recent report.   

Grambling State University Campus PhotoThe fiscal health score, developed by the Louisiana Board of Regents, measures overall organizational health, factoring in important components including debt, revenue, and ability to operate. Continue reading

Grambling State’s Bring it Home 2018 Kicks Off with $218,000 in Raised in the First Month

Bring it Home Campaign Kick-off Logo PhotoThis July, Grambling State University’s Bring it Home kicked off with a number of major donations from alumni, staff, and corporate donors raising $218,000 in one month.

“It’s amazing to see the strong surge in initial support,” said Marc Newman, Grambling State University’s Vice President for Advancement, Economic Development, and Research. “The impact of every gift helps grow our campus and we’re grateful for partners who support that growth.” Continue reading

Why Help Grambling State University Bring it Home?

BIH-Impact Graphic-finBy Marc Newman, VP of Institutional Advancement, Research, and Economic Development

Last year’s Bring it Home fundraising campaign garnered a headline-making $1.2 million in support. While the numbers are impressive, the real power of the investment that our alumni, community members, and corporate partners have made will be felt for generations.

Here’s a short recap of a few amazing things that happened as a result of last year’s Bring it Home and why you should invest to make this year’s campaign even bigger.

Student Financial Help

Last Year’s Bring It Home campaign helped provide more than $250,000 in direct support for students in need. This aided the university in impacting the balances of hundreds of students through a variety of scholarships; including GAP which is designed solely to support students in reaching the academic finish line.

Scholarships & Grants

Another way last year’s givers helped make a difference was in the more than $250,000 in grants that were awarded as a result of the conversations, investments, and help from our alumni and community members. Those monies help fund cutting-edge research in robotics, biomedical research, technology, and more right here on Grambling State’s campus

More Engaged Alum

In 2017, each of our active alumni chapters did an amazing job spreading the word and growing the investment our past graduates make in Grambling. That investment showed up, not only in the dollars on the balance sheet; it resulted in an eight percent increase in alumni giving. The University also benefited from student recruiting, guest speaking, and other networking opportunities that continue to create success.

Let’s Bring it Home Again!

Because of last year’s enormous success, we’re continuing the drive for a second year. Visit www.gram.edu/giving/ or join us on campus for the Coffee Kickoff for Bring it Home 2018 while you are in town for the Alumni Convention weekend.

Thank all of you for your support and creating the impact that makes the difference for our students and campus community.

 

4 Summer Scholarship & Financial Aid Tips

By GSU Media Burea

BAdobeStock_69727847-300efore you get busy this summer, don’t forget to secure cash you need to get to the graduation finish line. Check these smart to-do’s off your list to win a rare scholarship and get a head start on funding for the fall,

  1. Finish Your FAFSA (if you haven’t)

Many grants and other funding help are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss the opportunity to maximize your financial help. Complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA immediately to find out your funding opportunities for next year. The application can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  1. Submit Missing Documents

Are you sure your application and award are complete? If not, download these instructions (link coming) to make sure you don’t miss out on getting help or loans to cover your balance this Fall.  Check out Steps to Review Your Financial Aid.

 

  1. Ask Beyoncé & Google for $25,000 (by May 31)

We’re happy to announce applications are available the Formation scholarship we all heard about after Coachella. Visit our “scholarships” section at gram.edu/finaid/ to learn more. 

 

  1. Complete Your Summer Financial Aid Applications

Did you know there’s a chance that your Pell Grant could assist with the cost of Summer classes? You can find out more once you’ve submitted your Summer financial aid applications. Forms are available at gram.edu/finaid/.