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SIFE Receives Grant from AIG Program

Oct 9, 2008
Ohio Northern University's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) have received a two-year, $1,500 grant from the AIG Credit Counseling challenge grant program. Dr. Susan Schertzer, associate professor of marketing, and Dr. Christine North, assistant professor of communication arts, are advisors for ONU SIFE and submitted the grant proposal.

"We are thrilled to receive this grant because it will allow the ONU SIFE team to create an even more significant impact on the campus community. The ideas and education provided by the SIFE team will help our students be more financially savvy and skilled, and this grant will allow us to create more in-depth programming and allow for greater outreach," said North.

The grant will support the SIFE freshman credit seminar, which teaches ONU freshmen about the long-term effects of decisions on financial security. The grant will also fund the campus financial literacy campaign, "For Debt or For Worse."

SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more that 1,400 university campuses in 48 countries. SIFE teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects that teach market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills and business ethics.