Foundation for IUP Selects Volunteer Service Award Scholarship Recipient

Posted on 9/21/2018 12:41:46 PM

Amanda Jeziorski, of Pittsburgh, a criminology major with minors in French, forensic bioscience, and homeland security at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected for the 2018 Foundation of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Community Volunteer Service Award.

Amanda JeziorskiDaughter of Diane and John Jeziorski, Ely Street, Pittsburgh, she is a 2015 graduate of Seton La Salle Catholic High School.

She is a dean’s list student and provost scholar and is the recipient of the Sutton Scholarship; the Academic Success Scholarship; the George and Dorothy Knedler Scholarship, Pittsburgh Foundation; the Resurrection Women’s Guild Scholarship; the Fitz Dixon Memorial Scholarship; the Ronald VanRaaphorst Scholarship; and the Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship.

She is a national member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honors Society; active member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society; treasurer of the Catholic Student Association of IUP; secretary and treasurer of the French Club of IUP; member of the National Society of Leadership and Success; is a Eucharistic minister at St. Thomas More University Parish in Indiana; attends monthly mass with St. Thomas More parishioners and inmates at SCI Pine Grove; and volunteered with Christian Appalachian Project’s WorkFest Alternative Spring Break project in Paintsville, Kentucky, and with the True Nature Education and the National Society of Leadership and Success Costa Rica Service Program.

The Foundation for IUP Community Service Volunteer Award recognizes both student volunteerism at IUP and the volunteer commitment of the Foundation for IUP board of directors. It was established in June 1998 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for IUP. To be eligible for the award, students must be engaged in volunteer community service that exceeds any requirement for a class project, organizational membership, scholarship, or other obligatory circumstance.

The Foundation for IUP is an independent, nonprofit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation, organized in 1967 to promote and support the educational purposes of IUP. The Foundation acts as the repository for private financial support and has fiduciary and legal responsibilities for the management, investment, and disbursement of the funds and for the conduct of all the organization’s affairs.

The Foundation manages nearly $300 million in assets, approximately $50 million in endowed funds, and $250 million in real estate. The Foundation also accepts and maintains ownership of non-financial gifts, such as objects of art.