PSC Foundation Funds Special Projects

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Prairie State College (PSC) Foundation awards more than $75,000 in scholarships annually to PSC students. In addition to scholarship assistance, the foundation supports special projects that are outside the college’s budget. The special projects enhance the learning experience of PSC students and are funded with unrestricted donations. This foundation is funding several learning opportunities this fall.

One opportunity is a poetry reading and discussion with up-and-coming poets Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson. The event will be open to the public at a date and time to be announced.

Another opportunity made possible by the foundation is a chance for students in reading courses to hear a first-hand account of the Holocaust from one of the few remaining survivors.

The foundation’s special funding also supports the college’s participation in the national Veterans History Project. The grant will make possible the purchase of mini video cassettes and new video equipment to record veterans’ interviews.

The foundation also will support PSC’s annual Healthy Smiles Day. The college’s dental hygiene students will provide oral health education and cleanings to students from a local elementary school. The foundation funds will provide transportation and oral health education items for the elementary school students.

“The PSC foundation is pleased to assist dedicated faculty and staff in their efforts to provide a variety of learning opportunities for PSC students,” said Martha Kabbes Hesse, foundation president.

For more information about donating to the foundation, call (708) 709-3636 or visit and click on “Foundation.”