Holy Cross Receives $800k Grant for Sustainable Development

NEC member College of the Holy Cross recently received an $800,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to conduct humanities-based research in Worcester.

Faculty at the Jesuit college will collaborate with Worcester community organizers to submit proposals to a committee that leads the college’s “Scholarship in Action” initiative. The grant is expected to fund five years of sustainable development projects that encourage collaboration between the City of Worcester and Holy Cross. Up to 14 mini-grants will be awarded after the proposals are submitted early next year.

“This initiative draws on our strengths – strong community partnerships, active engagement of students in Worcester, and our faculty’s commitment to engaging students in their research projects. We believe Scholarship in Action will transform how our faculty, students and community partners think, learn and work together,” said Holy Cross Provost Margaret Freije.

The New England Council congratulates Holy Cross on receiving this grant and commends their dedication to local Worcester-area communities. Read more in the Worcester Business Journal and on the Holy Cross website.

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