Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:30 am

GRINNELL, IA— Two Grinnell College alumni have been awarded Lori Ann Schwab Alumni Grants for service projects in their home communities.

The Schwab alumni grants are named for the late Lori Ann Schwab who died while an arts student at Grinnell in 1994. The $1,500 grants support projects at non-profit service organizations and public schools where Grinnell alumni participate.

The 2010 Schwab Alumni Grant winners are:

  • Rachel Bly, a 1993 Grinnell graduate who is involved in the Arts Academy in the Grinnell community where Grinnell College students, faculty, and staff volunteer to expand the cultural, linguistic, and theatrical offerings for area children.
  • Amy Knapp, a 1992 Grinnell graduate who helped to found Neighbors’ Development Network (NDN) in Chicago. NDN’s current focus is outreach to children in Chicago’s west side neighborhoods through nutrition programs and community gardens.

The Schwab Alumni Grants are open to Grinnell College graduates from 1992 to 1998 who are committed as staff members or volunteers in the recipient organizations.

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.