Alumni Association Grants Fund University Initiatives
This year, the William Paterson Alumni Association has awarded $40,000 in grants to support important University initiatives. These grants were made possible, in part, through the generosity of alumni gifts to The Fund for WP. Grant support for this year includes:
• $25,000 to the Pioneer Retention Grant program. The program awards grants to students at risk of leaving the University due to a small amount of financial need.
• $8,000 to provide additional support to the First-Year Seminar program.
• $7,000 to underwrite the production of The People of Paterson, a film documentary being produced by Vincent Parrillo, professor of sociology.