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Loras College was awarded a grant worth more than $400,000 that they'll use to create 184 part-time, paid internships.

The grant is called the Career Ready Internship Grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation.  It's a three-year grant that will create those internships over the 2015-2018 academic years.

“Loras is proud to have another opportunity to bring high quality experiential learning opportunities to our students, in partnership with our business and non-profit partners and the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation,” said Martha Doyle, Career Ready Internship Grant specialist in the Loras College Center for Experiential Learning.

“Paid internships benefit students, colleges and employers,” said Richard D. George, Great Lakes president and chief executive officer. “Students gain meaningful workplace skills and are more likely to earn degrees and use their internship experiences to help secure good jobs upon graduation. Colleges will see increased completion and job placement rates, and employers gain a pipeline to fresh talent. It’s a win-win-win.”

Loras College is one of 33 colleges and universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin that received a combined $12 million in Great Lakes grants to make internships more equitable for their students with financial need. Loras will collaborate with businesses and nonprofit organizations to provide the greatest number of current and future students with an educational opportunity they might not otherwise have.

This is the second time Loras has received this grant.

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