Better World Books is proud to announce the winners of our Spring 2006 scholarship awards. We worked with student groups at over 900 colleges across North America , and split the schools into 6 categories based on full-time undergraduate enrollment. The student organization in each category that collected the largest number of qualifying books won an additional $1,000 scholarship to support their other on-campus projects. Congratulations to all of these great book drive leaders! Better World Books
Spring 2006 Scholarship Winners:
0 to 2,499 students:
The New Life Foundation at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago , IL ran a drive on behalf of Books for Africa , resulting in 1,132 qualifying books.
2,500 to 4,999 students:
The Alpha Phi Omega chapter at Loyola College of Baltimore, MD also benefited Books for Africa. Their efforts brought in 1,926 qualifying books.
5,000 to 9,999 students:
The Books for Africa group at George Washington University Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington DC ran a Books for Africa drive, collecting 3,755 qualifying books.
10,000 to 14,999 students:
The Golden Key Honour Society at the University of New Hampshire at Durham supported Room to Read through their spring drive. With the help of the Durham Book Exchange, they brought in 1,792 qualifying books.
15,000 to 19,999 students:
The University of Oregon’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter brought in 5,855 qualifying books in support of Books for Africa.
20,000 and Up students:
The Circle K chapter at Texas A&M University collected 6,063 qualifying books on behalf of Books for Africa . This was made possible by the generous support of Memorial Student Center Bookstore, Loupots Bookstore , Texas Aggie Bookstore and Beat the Bookstore.
Many thanks to all of our wonderful student groups & bookstores across North America !
There were hundreds of successful book drives last semester, thanks to all of your hard work and dedication to worldwide literacy. We excited to work with you in the coming semesters to make an even greater social and environmental impact – please check back for upcoming stories highlighting some of our best drives of the past year.