I’m pleased to share the news that Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation is expanding our previously one-year College Ready grant into a two-year grant period to move greater numbers of disadvantaged students closer to achieving college-ready benchmarks. We believe an additional year of academic support and instruction in math and English is critical to closing an unacceptable college readiness gap for high school students of color and those from low-income backgrounds.
Our new College Ready grants are open to colleges and community-based organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin that can rise to the challenge of helping more at-risk high school students graduate ready to pass rigorous college-level courses.
Grants of up to $600,000 per organization are available to fund services during academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Applications are due by November 12, 2014.
Our hope, as with all of our competitive grants, is to identify successful models that can be replicated across the country to help more at-risk students succeed in college.
A press release with more information is attached. Please forward this information as you wish, and feel free to contact me with questions.
Vice President-Community Investments
Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation