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Health Honor Society Receives UW License Plate Grant

December 8, 2009

The University of Wyoming chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the national pre-professional health honor society, has received a $3,000 award funded by revenues from UW license plate sales.

Alpha Epsilon Delta will use the award for its second annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk. Last March, AED sponsored Laramie's first MS Walk. Organized and run by students, the project raised more than $11,000.

Planning for the 2010 MS Walk is under way, and the service grant will help cover event costs. Money raised from the MS Walk will benefit the MS Society of Wyoming and the National MS Society.

The goal of the MS Walk, scheduled for March 27, 2010, is to make life easier for those with multiple sclerosis and to find a cure. It is an effort to inform, educate and support people with MS and their families; to help people affected by MS gain access to community resources and quality specialty care; and to stimulate changes in the community and public policy beneficial to people with MS.

Recognize Student Organizations at UW were encouraged to apply for this grant supporting a service project. The Call for Proposals, released in late October, outlined specific requirements, and applicants had two weeks to submit their proposals. A team of Wyoming Student Alumni Association and Associated Students of UW representatives reviewed all eligible proposals and selected the winner based on both an average and weighted average score.

Displaying Wyoming colors with yellow numbers on a brown background, UW license plates are sold for a $100 fee, which goes into a scholarship fund.


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