Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What exactly is the Drinko Center?


A: The mission of the Drinko Center is to enrich undergraduate education.


Q: What does the Drinko Center do to help students at Westminster College?


A: You can

  • Apply for a grant to help fund expenses related to research projects and creative activities. Projects must be conducted under the mentorship of Westminster College faculty. See the application at P:\Drinko Center\Grant Applications for more details.
  • Apply for a grant to present research projects and creative activities.  Projects must be conducted under the mentorship of Westminster College faculty. Performances and/or presentations at professional conferences of student work in visual and performing arts disciplines qualify for consideration under this program. See the application at P:\Drinko Center\Grant Applications for more details.
  • Apply to become a Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania (SISPA), an AmeriCorps Education Award program which rewards students for performing community service. Scholars receive an educational award of $1,175 in exchange for completing 300 hours of community service.
  • Apply to become a Community Fellow (CF), an AmeriCorps program designed to support students with a passion for volunteering who are interested in service and outreach to "at-risk" youth, K-12, through academic assistance, mentoring, and service-learning.  Students are provided with training and skills to help tutor and mentor youth to help them engage in educational programs. Community Fellows receive an educational award of $1,175 in exchange for completing 300 hours of community service.
  • Present your work at the Undergraduate Research & Arts Celebration on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
  • Participate in the Poverty Simulation in March, 2014.
  • Volunteer in the community for Make a Difference Day in October, 2014.
  • Volunteer in the community for Westminster Cares Day in April, 2014.
  • Work with professional educators in experiential learning opportunities
  • Work with local preK – 12 students in service oriented programs