Only children of Great Dane's corporate, branch and manufacturing plant employees are eligible for the scholarships. One four-year scholarship and three two-year scholarships are awarded annually.
An impartial committee composed of Great Dane employees chooses the annual scholarship winners. The committee reviews Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) scores and the grade-point average of each applicant.
If the factors are identical, the committee examines the applicant's extracurricular activities to assist in making a decision.
The applicant who is rated the highest receives the four-year scholarship and the two-year scholarships are awarded to the students with the next three highest ratings.
Schlatter, son of Forrest Schlatter, Great Dane Brazil Plant, was awarded a two-year scholarship. He plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University and major in mathematics education, with minors in physics and youth ministry.
Thomas, son of Brian Thomas, Great Dane Brazil Plant, was also awarded a two-year scholarship. Thomas will attend the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in computer engineering. The Northview High School valedictorian was active in numerous academic, band and community service groups.
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