Great Lakes Announces $2,500 STEM Scholarships
Awards Totaling $1.875 Million Offered to Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math
Madison, Wi., February 13, 2015 — At Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates, we work daily to put millions of people on the path to economic prosperity by helping them complete college and successfully repay their student loans.
We know that today, one of the surest ways to financial independence is majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines. The number of well-paying jobs being created in this sector far outpaces the number of STEM majors graduating—and that spells opportunity that Great Lakes wants to help students seize.
For the fourth consecutive year, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is proud to be offering $2,500 scholarships to as many as 750 new and continuing students in qualifying STEM majors through the Great Lakes National Scholarship Program.
Applications will be accepted until April 6, 2015, or until we receive 20,000 applications, whichever comes first. Finalists being considered for the scholarship will be notified in late April 2015, with scholarship recipients receiving a notification letter in July 2015. Eligible students must be:
- A high school senior or graduate, or current postsecondary undergraduate or graduate level student.
- A student with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
- A United States citizen or permanent resident.
- Able to demonstrate financial need by providing documentation from the most recent tax return filed by the student or student's parents.
- A student who plans to enroll full-time at an accredited, nonprofit two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2015-2016 academic year.
- Enrolled in an eligible major.
- Natural science
- Physical science
- Biological/agriculture science
- Engineering/engineering technology
- Computer/information science
- Social/behavioral science
- Health-related science
- Education field
NOTE: These lists are not exhaustive. For complete information about eligibility, please see the scholarship application.
This scholarship is just one of many ways Great Lakes works to help more students begin and complete postsecondary education. Through our educational philanthropy programs, we invest millions of dollars annually in grants, nationwide research, and individual advising services to high school students.
More information about this scholarship is available at Scholarship America. The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation's premier manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.