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GLC Success Grants

Posted: November 28, 2013 - 10:22pm

If they work hard, every Minnesota student
should have the opportunity to go to college, further their education,
and get closer to their goals and the American dream. But sometimes
students in college struggle at the start. They’re away from home in a
new environment. Classes are tougher and distractions are everywhere.

Colleges
provide services that have proven effective in helping participating
students stay in school, earn the grades they need, and graduate. But
these services are helping only a small percentage of all students who
need them. Colleges may not have the resources, such as staffing, to
identify and connect the students in need with the services available.

That’s
why I am encouraging area colleges and community-based non-profits to
apply for individual grants up to $200,000 in College Success Grants
from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation.

The
2014-15 College Success Grant is intended to provide resources to allow
institutions to identify at-risk freshmen who exhibit warning signs
early in the semester, and connect them with the services that will help
them complete the credits they attempt during their first year of
college, and earn the grades necessary to position themselves for a
successful college career, and a successful life after college.

Colleges
and community-based organizations located in Iowa, Minnesota, or
Wisconsin are eligible to apply for individual grants of up to $300,000
each for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications can be found at
mygreatlakes.org/community and are due Jan. 6, 2014.

For more
information on Great Lakes’ College Success grant opportunity and other
Community Investments initiatives, visit mygreatlakes.org/community
<http://mygreatlakes.org/community> or contact Yvonne Campbell,
Community Investments Program Manager, at ycampbell@glhec.org
<mailto:ycampbell@glhec.org> or

(888) 648-5725. As always,
please feel free to contact me at 651-296-4333 or by email at
rep.john.ward@house.mn <mailto:rep.john.ward@house.mn> .

Rep. John Ward

Baxter

District 10A