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Tech for Children Scholarship Honors Gary Greenberg

July 8, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University Information Technology employees have established a Gary Greenberg Technology for Children Scholarship Fund in honor of the late Mr. Greenberg.

With contributions from family, friends and colleagues, the fund is administered through Northwestern's Center for Talent Development (CTD). The scholarship allows for tuition assistance and a laptop, if appropriate, for a student or students enrolled in a technology class in the CTD summer programs.

Young students will have the opportunity to take special courses on the Evanston campus to prepare for advanced tracks of study in high school eventually leading to success in higher education. The program also provides increased social support for high achievement through student role models, teachers, other adults, and intellectual peers.

Mr. Greenberg, 57, executive director for Teaching and Research Initiatives for Information Technology, died Jan. 22. He joined Northwestern in 1985 and worked on special projects to develop opportunities for using information technology to enhance instruction, research and administration. He served as director of the Collaboratory Project, a Web-based collaborative environment that K-12 teachers use to develop innovative, project-based activities that are aligned to Illinois Learning Standards.

A remembrance and celebration of life for Mr. Greenberg was held June 18 on the Evanston campus.

Donations to the Gary Greenberg Technology for Children Scholarship Fund
can be made by sending a check, payable to Northwestern University, to: Northwestern University Information Technology, Attn: Steve Beck, Gary Greenberg Technology for Children Scholarship Fund, 1800 Sherman Ave., Suite 206, Evanston, Ill. 60201