The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation has announced that the University of Texas will hold the first Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur (CASE) grant program for an online virtual world project that serves the community and contributes to student learning. This competition will seek to find the most innovative way for students to serve the community online in the virtual world Second Life.
“Our CASE grant model has proven extremely successful offline, this project will be a demonstration that community service can be a new horizon for online virtual worlds,” said Foundation President Sue Sehgal. The Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur (CASE) grant program provides a $1,000 grant for a student to implement a community project, a $500 scholarship upon completion of a final report and certificates of merit signed by President and Mrs. Carter for the student and his or her faculty advisor. Example projects are at www.servicebook.org/content/view/338/155/.
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The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation provides awards and grants to students for the most innovative new ideas in community development, linked to the students’ academic programs. The Foundation helps service-minded students create exemplary, press-worthy accomplishments to encourage other students to dedicate a portion of their time, talents and resources to strengthening the communities they live in, online and offline.
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