Celebrating Higher Education Month
“A basic element of the American dream is equal access to education as a lubricant of social and economic mobility.” —Nicholas Kristof, Journalist.
Whether a student studies at a vocational or technical school, enrolls in a trade program or goes off to college or university, the skills, knowledge and connections they take away will help them achieve their goals and dreams.
In 2019, we launched the Glick Education Awards to support the dependents of our team members who are interested in pursuing higher education while aiming to minimize the financial burden on families. To date, 55 Glick Education Awards - totaling $320,000 - have helped students pursue their goals and dreams in five states.
Here are a few of the institutions attended by award recipients:
- Arizona State University
- Ball State University
- Clark State
- Indiana University
- Ferris State
- Purdue University
- Tidewater Community College
- University of Central Missouri
- University of Indianapolis
- University of Kentucky
- University of Louisville
- University of Michigan
- University of Southern Indiana
In honor of Higher Education Month, here are a few testimonies from Glick Education Award recipients about the award's impact and their future plans:
I would like to thank the Gene B. Glick Company for making it possible for me to pursue my dream of studying special education. The investment into education is one that is personally dear to my heart. Through receiving the Glick Education Award, I was able to make the dean's list, win 2nd place in a non-profit speech competition, study worry-free, and connect my passion for education with my desire to help others.
While pursuing my degree at Ball State University, I was provided the opportunity to work one on one with students with special needs at Muncie Community Schools. Through this experience, I have gained a passion for advocating for children with special needs within the school system as well as being a resource to general education teachers and parents. With this opportunity, I plan to pursue a career as an educational therapist to be an advocate and resource for the community I serve. I hope that in serving others, it will allow me to give back and change someone’s life like Glick has changed mine.
Thank You, Gene B. Glick Company!
I am so happy you awarded me this scholarship! I will use the award to help with costs that aren’t covered by financial aid. This scholarship has definitely impacted my life tremendously. It took a lot of stress off my back because I was trying to figure out how I was going to cover the rest of my schooling. I plan to go to Butler University and Major in Finance. After graduating from college, I want to become a financial advisor to help others learn the correct way to save, spend, and invest money.