Loan guarantor Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation has announced grants of up to $300,000 as a part of its College Ready program for the 2013-14 school year. This program is designed to support community organizations and nonprofit universities and colleges in their efforts to help students of color, students who will be the first in their families to go to college, and low-income households prepare for academic success. Eligible nonprofit post-secondary schools and community organizations will be located in Minnesota and Wisconsin and provide academic services to traditionally underserved adult learners and students in grades 6 through 12. Grade point averages, ACT/SAT scores, and pre- and post-test scores will be used to measure student achievement. For application information and data on past successes, please see the Great Lakes Higher Education Web site. The deadline for applications is December 7.