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GANAS Scholarship for STEM Majors

The GANAS (Growing A Network for Aspiring Scholars) Scholarship Program at OLLU awards funding to low-income, academically talented students with unmet financial need who are majoring in one or more of the following:

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• Biology
• Chemistry
• Chemical Biology
• Mathematics
• Biomathematics
• Computer Information Systems and Security

Scholarships are up to $5,000 per year for up to four years and are funded annually by the National Science Foundation S-STEM grant.

Resources and Mentorship

In addition to scholarship funding, the GANAS Scholarship Program provides students with important resources and mentorship to help them excel in a STEM field. Some of the activities and resources that students and their families will have access to as GANAS scholars are:

Family Integration 

• Orientation for students and families to assist with navigating as a first-year STEM student 
• Online community for the families of scholars 
• Regular communications for families
• End-of-year celebration for students and families

Development of STEM Identity 

• STEM Learning Community for sharing experiences
• Connections to student groups such as CyberSaints, Chemistry Club, First Generation Student Association, etc. to explore interests and meet students both inside and outside STEM 

Mentorship 

• Mentoring and coaching by faculty and peers 
• Integrated academic and career advising
• Tutoring  

The goal of the GANAS scholarship program is to provide students with a strong support system to help ensure successful completion of a STEM degree.

For more information about the program and the application process, please email Dr. Vanessa Clark at vgclark@ollusa.edu.

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