The GE STAR Awards competition is open to children of eligible GE Aerospace employees worldwide. Recipients, chosen through a selective application process, are awarded a one-time award in one of two categories to defray first-year higher education expenses. The first category is for those attending a four-year college/university (or equivalent outside the U.S.); the second is for those attending a two-year community college/vocational-technical school.
Recipients attending a four-year school will be awarded a $4,000 award. Recipients attending a two-year school will be awarded a $1,500 award.
Recipients are determined in a highly selective global competition independently managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), an international non-profit educational exchange organization. Applicants will be selected on the following criteria:
- Academic achievement and potential (rank-in-class, grade point average, test scores, etc.)
- Extracurricular and community activities, including work experience
- The student’s personal experiences and goals, as described in a written statement
- One Reference form and letter
4-Year Category: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_degree
2-Year Category: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associate_degree