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Great Lakes Announces $2,500 STEM Scholarships

Awards Totaling $1.875 Million Offered to Students Majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math

— For the third consecutive year, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc., a nationwide servicer of federal loans, invites students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines to apply for $2,500 scholarships through the Great Lakes National Scholarship Program. Up to 750 new and continuing students who qualify will receive the awards.

Applications will be accepted from February 15, 2014 through April 5, 2014. Finalists will be chosen from a pool of up to 20,000 applicants, and will be notified in July. To be eligible, a student 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.
  • Able to demonstrate financial need.
  • A student who plans to enroll at an accredited, nonprofit two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Enrolled in an eligible major:
Eligible Majors Ineligible Majors
Math Social/behavioral science
Natural science Medicine
Physical science Health related science
Biological/agriculture science Education field
Engineering/engineering technology
Computer/information science

Providing $1.875 million in support of students pursuing careers in STEM disciplines is just one of the ways Great Lakes works to increase college access, readiness, and success for students of all backgrounds. Through various partnerships and initiatives, Great Lakes community investments make it easier for traditionally underserved students to succeed in college, so that they can reach their full potential. To learn more about these ongoing initiatives, visit Investing in Our Communities.

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.