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Great Lakes Awards $7.2 Million to Launch Emergency Grant Programs at Four-Year Colleges

32 COLLEGES WILL HELP LOW-INCOME STUDENTS OVERCOME FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO GRADUATION

Madison, Wis.—Unexpected expenses like a flat tire or root canal are more than just a headache for low-income college students. Financial emergencies can quickly drain an already strained bank account, and all too often, these students are forced to withdraw from college.

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200 Wisconsin Apprentices with Financial Need Awarded $1,000 Scholarships from Great Lakes

EXTRA FUNDS HELP APPRENTICE-LEARNERS ADVANCE TO CERTIFICATION AND HIGH-DEMAND JOBS

Madison, Wis.—Employers can't keep up with industry demand due to a lack of skilled workers, making apprenticeship more important than ever. In fact, construction and industrial trades jobs are projected to grow 10% or more through 2024, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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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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