Twenty Years of Helping Students
Way back in 1987, the members of the staff assembly created a scholarship in an effort to help students. Twenty years, 35 students, and $44,800 later, they were certainly successful.
The staff assembly is comprised of housekeepers, administrative assistants, maintenance workers, and other hourly employees.
“The staff assembly scholarship has been a great and positive project for our assembly,” said Chris Sanger, manager of development services, and chairperson of the grant committee. “It has given each of us great satisfaction to know that we are making a difference for some of our students. And we appreciate the support the entire Viterbo community has given us along the way.”
The first staff assembly scholarship awarded was $400 in 1988. Since then, students have received a total of $44,800, with as much as $6,000 being awarded in a single year.
The staff assembly has raised over $65,000 for the grant during the past 20 years, through the contributions and fundraising efforts of its members. In December, the funds were used to create an endowed scholarship, ensuring it will continue forever.