Ward encourages area colleges and nonprofits to apply for Great Lakes College Success Grants
$300,000 in College Success Grants from Great Lakes Higher Education
College students who develop a connection
with their peers, faculty, and staff are more likely to stay in college
until they graduate. Great Lakes’ College Success grants are intended
to support programs that connect students of similar backgrounds who
are attending two-year, four-year, or technical colleges-and are all
working toward the common goal of college completion. These grants will
help students develop those connections through specialized servicessuch as mentoring, proactive advising, development of learningcommunities, and academic tutoring.
“If they work hard, everyMinnesota student should have the opportunity to go to college, furthertheir education, and get closer to their goals and the American Dream,regardless of their family income,” said Rep. Ward. “I encourageCentral Lakes College and other area non-profits to take advantage oftheir grants to help students, and I thank Great Lakes for making theseavailable. Increasing opportunity for our young people will help ourcommunities and our economy in the future.”
Colleges andcommunity-based organizations located in Iowa, Minnesota, or Wisconsinare eligible to apply for individual grants of up to $300,000 each forthe 2013-2014 academic year. Applications can be found atmygreatlakes.org/community<https://www.mygreatlakes.org/web/community/content/community/grants/coll...and are due March 14.