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Nominations sought through Institutions of Higher Education

Boston (June 2, 2008) The Jenzabar Foundation today announced an awards competition that will support student-led campus groups or activities that have made a significant impact outside of their institutions of higher learning. The Jenzabar Foundation 2008 Student Leadership Awards will recognize seven student groups and their respective leaders who have exemplified a commitment to making a difference in the world through community service, either through ongoing activities or through the completion of a project during the 2007-2008 academic year.

The mission of The Jenzabar Foundation is to recognize and support the good works and humanitarian efforts of student leaders serving others across the global community. The Foundation seeks to foster a culture of service and to educate and inspire future generations to create a better world.

The awards will recognize leaders of student organizations on college and university campuses in the U.S. and elsewhere. The categories of recognition for the Jenzabar Foundation 2008 Student Leadership Awards include the following:

Local community support to assist individuals or groups that are underserved through existing community resources
International humanitarian efforts
Campus Ministry programs that reach outside campus boundaries
Education outreach to groups or individuals not enrolled in the institution
Environmental protection, natural resource management, alternative energy promotion, or climate/habitat awareness.
Health care provisioning or awareness
Issue advocacy targeted to local, state or federal government
The Foundation will give seven grants of $5,000 to each of the recognized student activities.

The Jenzabar Foundation 2008 Student Leadership Awards will help support campus projects that have made a profound impact. We are seeking to celebrate individuals who have led creative, innovative, thoughtful and compassionate projects that have made a significant contribution to many different causes,¨ said Bob Maginn, Chairman of the Jenzabar Foundation and CEO and Chairman of the Board of Jenzabar, Inc. We are focusing on activities that address a wide spectrum of needs and also are linked to humanitarian efforts in keeping with the mission of the foundation.¨

Maginn made the announcement of The Jenzabar Foundation 2008 Student Leadership Awards competition at the annual meeting of Jenzabar, Inc. where more than 1,400 college and university administrators gathered to learn about the latest developments at Jenzabar and to hear about The Foundationˇ¦s new grant program.

The Jenzabar Foundation is asking for nominations from a representative of the institution within which the student activity operates. However, student groups are welcome to apply for the grants on their own. Submissions must be received by September 12, 2008. The Jenzabar Foundation 2008 Student Leadership Awards will be announced at the end of October. Criteria and application information may be found on the Jenzabar Foundation Web site: www.thejenzabarfoundation.org

Through its ongoing work, The Jenzabar Foundation will actively reach out to colleges and universities to find and fund projects that best exemplify the mission of the Foundation and the values of service and cultural exchange that it supports. The Foundation also provides grants to other non-profit organizations that have similarly aligned missions.

In addition to financial support, the Jenzabar Foundation aims to provide interactive Web platforms and the latest technology to showcase student projects to the world. The Jenzabar Foundation Web site will include personal stories and video clips, social networking and other means of online communications.

We want to raise awareness about these student leaders and showcase their good works,¨ said Ling Chai, Chairman of the Board of Advisors for The Jenzabar Foundation and President and COO of Jenzabar, Inc. We hope that the Jenzabar Foundationˇ¦s support of student projects will result in a multiplying effect of positive changes that will occur worldwide.¨

Past recipients of The Jenzabar Foundation grants include the St. Thomas More College Jamaica Service Learning Project, Union College, Wheelock Collegeˇ¦s Passion for Action Program, Harvard China Care, Keuka College, Avila University, OneHen.org and the One Family Foundation.

About The Jenzabar Foundation

The Jenzabar Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Jenzabar, Inc.. The Foundation issues grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations with similarly aligned missions, and helps promote the activities of grant recipients within their communities and on a global level. The Jenzabar Foundation is incorporated as a "charitable", non-governmental, non-profit, private foundation that receives its funding from the corporation Jenzabar, Inc. whose name it bears. Legally The Jenzabar Foundation is an independent entity and has governance that is distinct from the corporate governance. Foundation grants are managed by the Foundation itself or through partner organizations.
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