The Great Lakes National Scholarship recognizes outstanding students in STEM disciplines in undergraduate and graduate programs. The award was initially open to 20,000 applicants, which were cut to around 2,000 in the first round. Upon providing a faculty evaluation and further information, a final pool of 750 award winners were chosen nationwide.
According to Paul Thornburgh, President and CEO of Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.:
“Great Lakes is proud to support the national education agenda by providing financial assistance for students pursuing careers in the STEM disciplines. This scholarship program aligns with our ongoing commitment to help change lives for the better through higher education.”