Book grants available

The deadline for submitting book grant applications to the Student Government Association has been extended to Friday, Nov. 19 because of a lack of applicants.

Sen. James Pollitt, chair of the Finance Committee, said at the Nov. 8 SGA meeting that only one application had been received.

“We want to make sure we have a good applicant pool so we give it to good people,” Pollitt said. “We’re not going to give scholarships just to give scholarships.”

Follett, the provider of textbooks to the NKU Bookstore, donated $1,000 worth of book grants to SGA to give to students.

This is the second year Follett has provided this money for SGA to distribute.

“It’s a win-win situation,” Pollitt said. “Follett gets good advertising for it, and SGA gets good publicity cause we helped students.”

Pollitt said this money can be given out in any breakdown, depending on the number of applicants.

After the deadline, Pollitt’s committee will look over the applications and nominate recipients to the Senate for approval.

He said he hopes to be able to present checks to the book grant recipients at the last SGA meeting of the semester, so that the students can use their grants to purchase books for the spring semester.

“I think it’s very important for SGA to give back to the students,” Pollitt said. “Especially with the tuition hikes, it’s becoming difficult for a lot of our students to go to school.”

Applications are available in the SGA office or at the Student Life Office. Completed applications must be turned in to the Dean of Students’ office by no later than 4 p.m. on Nov. 19.