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Randolph College Receives GLCT Grant for 2013 Science Festival

Funding will help support the annual event, which is free and open to the community

1/7/2013 12:35:33 PM


LYNCHBURG—Randolph College has once again received a grant from The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust (GLCT) in support of the College’s 2013 Science Festival, which will be held March 21-24. This year’s grant totals $3,000 and will allow Randolph to provide more science-related free activities to the public.

Now in its fifth year, Randolph’s Science Festival is a free event sponsored by the College’s Society of Physics Students. The activities feature hands on projects, demonstrations, and events all designed to spark an interest in science in people of all ages. The event also includes Science Day, an annual program geared toward younger children. Science Day has become increasingly popular since its inception in 2005.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust exists to promote local philanthropy and to simplify the process of giving. The Community Trust receives and manages permanent gifts for the benefit of the citizens of the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. Needs served are broad in scope including human services to children, youth, the needy, and the elderly; education; health; the arts; and the humanities.

For more information about Science Fest or Science Day, please see or contact Peter Sheldon at

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations


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