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Jasmine Jenkins Accepted to the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service


April 15, 2005

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Jasmine Jenkins, a senior at Ohio Wesleyan University, was recently accepted to the 2005 Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service in Washington, D.C. and was awarded a $3,500 scholarship. The Institute, created by The Fund for American Studies and Georgetown University, provides college undergraduates the valuable opportunity to interact with leaders in the non-profit sector.
 
This past March, OWU junior Marian Homan, was also accepted to The Institute. "Both Jasmine and Marian are exceptional students, and it's a tremendous honor for them to both be accepted to the Institute," said Ohio Wesleyan Chaplain Jon Powers. "I think that it is unusual for two students from the same school to be accepted."
 
Jasmine Jenkins is a senior from Avon Lake, Ohio, with a double major in humanities and international studies. She will spend the summer in Washington, D.C. taking courses at Georgetown. Jenkins will also intern at a non-profit organization, although she has not yet been placed with a particular organization. "I hope the internship has something to do with children because I really enjoy working with them," Jenkins said. "I plan to join the Peace Corps after graduation, and ultimately, I'd like to work for an organization like UNICEF," she said. "The opportunity offered to me by the Institute is a wonderful foundation for my goals."
 
Jenkins has been involved in numerous service activities at OWU and elsewhere, including, among others, the Columbus Initiative, Circle K, Upward Bound, America Reads, Head Start, the Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House, and the Sarah Moore Home.
 
For details, please contact Chaplain Powers at (740)-368-3082.