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CSS Students Meet with State Officials to Discuss Grant Funding

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Created: February 27, 2019 07:27 PM

Leaders from the Student Senate at the College of St. Scholastica went down to meet with members of the State Senate on Wednesday.

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Approximately eighty students left for St. Paul around 7:00 am, Wednesday, filling two buses.

Their goal is to be the voice for those who rely on grant funding to attend colleges, as well as public universities.

"Truly the Minnesota State Grant is a vital resource for students who attend college," said Financial Vice President, Student Body, Nicholas Anderson. "The average amount is $4,800. And this had been a tradition that the College of St. Scholastica has been upholding. Every spring we go down to the state capitol, we advocate for amount of money that they've granting to students."

"Today is the College of St. Scholastica's, Community Day," said Andrew Bailey, President, Student Body. "So this is a day we actually have off from classes. So we're getting out into the community and just doing work. There's about, I would say maybe 400 to 500 students who are going to be participating in Community Day, and the fact taking down eighty, almost a fourth of that number, I think it's pretty amazing."

This year, the students are also meeting with the Governor's Office.

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