Three former GRACE students have received ‘Making a Difference’ scholarships from the Portage Health Foundation (PHF). This scholarship is awarded to local students attending Michigan Technological University and pursuing health sciences or engineering degrees.
The GRACE (Geographic Information Systems & Technological Resources and Applications for Career Education) program aimed to put career skills (in the form of GIS) in the hands of high school students and was funded by the National Science Foundation. From 2016-2018, students participated in summer internships which taught them GIS skills and allowed them to apply those skills in a variety of ways.
Leah Riutta was a GRACE student in 2017, and Kiasa Nagel and Andrew Escola joined her in 2018, and each has earned the ‘Making a Difference’ scholarship from PHF. We’re so proud of these students and wish them the best as they continue their education at Michigan Tech!