GREAT Awards

Do you know a GREAT graduate who has excelled academically and beat the odds to achieve his or her goals and prosper in life? You can nominate that graduate for the 2014 GREAT Awards.

Give your GREAT graduates a chance to be honored for their accomplishments by submitting a nomination form on their behalf. The stories of past award recipients have touched hearts and changed minds about our sector and our role in educating the 21st century workforce. By honoring our finest and most inspirational graduates, we are able to show members of Congress the importance of career-focused education in the lives of people throughout our country. Multiple nominations are allowed.

You can see the biographies of last year's GREAT Award winners here. These students embody the spirit of this award, and we're sure this year's winners will continue to amaze and inspire all who hear their stories. We know it's always been our students who matter most, so help us send that message to Capitol Hill so our students can continue to succeed and prosper!

For more information about the GREAT Awards, please contact Gregory Rovick at

Please follow these links to student profiles of previous GREAT Award winners. 

2013 GREAT Award student profiles

2012 GREAT Award student profiles

2011 GREAT Award student profiles

2010 GREAT Award student profiles

2009 GREAT Award student profiles

2008 GREAT Award student profiles

2007 GREAT Award student profiles

2006 GREAT Award student profiles

2005 GREAT Award student profiles

2004 GREAT Award student profiles


Sanetra Hall Sanetra Hall - 2014 GREAT Award Winner

Guillermo De La Riva Guillermo De La Riva - 2014 GREAT Award Winner

Gregory Dunn Gregory Dunn - 2014 GREAT Award Winner



PSCUs open doors to many of the 9 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills. PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.