Earlier this month Beth Briggs, a senior psychology and sociology major, received the Commonwealth Good Citizenship Scholarship, awarded by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania.
The $1,000 scholarship is presented to students who have shown an extraordinary commitment to community service and who have demonstrated creativity in shaping their volunteer activities.
On July 20, Briggs completed a service trip to Ethiopia as a Catholic Relief Services intern, where she has worked since May on a food security program. She has traveled to West Virginia for service as part of Cabrini’s Project Appalachia program, is a CRS Ambassador of food security and served on the Cabrini College Poverty Awareness Committee.
Also, through the college’s partnership with the neighboring community of Norristown Briggs has volunteered at the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center.