St. Scholastica Students Head to St. Paul

Updated: March 02, 2018 05:37 PM

DULUTH — Approximately 50 students from The College of St. Scholastica met with state lawmakers at the State Capital on Wednesday to talk about the importance of State Grants.

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The group gathered at Tower Hall early in the morning on Wednesday, ready to advocate for funding in St. Paul. According to the school, more than one-third of undergrads at CSS receive a State Grant, with an average of more than $3,000. The students want to make sure this continues.

"We have about 50 students we bring," Student Body Vice President, Monica Boyer said. "Each one will meet with legislators from their area and talk about their concerns and what's happening in Duluth."

The group offered ideas on how to make Minnesota's State Grant program better.

The meeting with state legislators was organized by the St. Scholastica Student Senate and the College’s Foundation and Government Relations department, and is part of the College’s Community Day volunteer event.

The students were also able to tour the Capital before heading back to campus.

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