Campus Briefs: Grant offers help with childcare

NW Staff

Single parents attending NMU have a chance to receive help with childcare costs because of a fund created by ASNMU. Each semester the Anne Marie Cream Childcare Fund is awarded to either one or multiple applicants, depending on the funding, according to the group’s Web site. The fund was founded for single parents and is supported by fundraisers held by ASNMU during the year along with private donations. ASNMU has continued to support this fund since 1995, according to the Web site. “Childcare for student parents on campus is very expensive and ASNMU serves the student body so it is important that ASNMU helps all types of students,” said Neal Glatt, Academic Affairs Chair for ASNMU. Any single parent attending NMU is encouraged to fill out an application. They can be picked up at the ASNMU office and local childcare centers. Printable versions are available at Applications are due at the ASNMU office in 1203 University Center by March 21. Once the application is completed and received, the government will contact the applicant and set up an interview. After an applicant is chosen the money awarded is paid directly to a licensed childcare provider to make sure it is being used in the intended way. The awarded student’s name will also be listed on the ASNMU Web site. Students interested in donating to the Anne Marie Cream Fund can do so online at the ASNMU Web site or by calling the office at 227-2452.