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Great Lakes Releases 2016 Philanthropy Report Highlighting $21.9 Million in Grants Awarded

NEW PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS DESIGNED TO GET MORE AT-RISK STUDENTS TO AND THROUGH COLLEGE

Madison, Wis.—Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates releases its 2016 Philanthropy Report today, describing its efforts over the past year to address both student and institutional challenges that create barriers to graduation for students of color, low-income students and first-generation students.

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Great Lakes Invites Four-Year Colleges to Apply for Successful Emergency Grant Program

TWO-YEAR GRANT DESIGNED TO HELP LOW-INCOME STUDENTS STAY ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION

Madison, Wis., January 26, 2017—For many low-income students, an unforeseen car repair or medical bill can mean the end of their college hopes. While typically not large expenses, they can be enough to force these students into a tough choice: stay in college or pay the bill.

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Great Lakes Commits $2.1 Million to Help 16 Community Colleges Create Internship Programs for Low-Income Students

GRANT GOAL: FUNDING THE CREATION OF 1,000 PAID INTERNSHIPS AT TWO-YEAR COLLEGES

Madison, Wis., December 1, 2016—Internship opportunities can increase the likelihood that a student will both graduate and find a good job after graduation. However, many internships are unpaid, so low-income students who need a paying job can't afford the opportunity and miss out on developing professional skills and networks available to their wealthier peers.

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