Triton’s GENIUS Scholarship Program to Support Talented Science Students

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Academically gifted students from low-income backgrounds are encouraged to apply for Triton College’s new Geo-Engineering Innovations through Undergraduate Scholarship – or GENIUS – Program. The program awards full-ride scholarships for students pursuing careers in geology, environmental science, engineering and related fields. Along with the scholarship, the program includes intensive mentoring and coaching from Triton’s expert faculty and staff. Students will also have opportunities to conduct research and participate in a summer fieldwork seminar as part of their course of study. GENIUS program completers will be prepared to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor’s degree, or succeed in careers in which they will help protect water resources and address other environmental issues. Students must be financial aid eligible and meet certain academic standards to qualify for the scholarships. Students interested in applying for the fall 2018 semester are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. Priority will be given to students who apply before July 1. Visit GENIUS program for more information.

Photos: Geology students and sisters Jenny Golas (left) and Rachel Golas are seen during a summer 2017 trip to a proposed mine site in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A new program at Triton will cover tuition for qualifying geology majors.

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