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Katies head to Capitol to urge support for state grants

St. Kate’s students shouted out about state grants during their “Day at the Capitol.”
St. Kate’s students shouted out about state grants during their “Day at the Capitol.”
Photo by Elizabeth Stevens.

St. Catherine University students sporting “Shout Out St. Kate’s” T-shirts were part of the Minnesota Private College Council’s “Day at the Capitol 2013” on Thursday, April 11.

They shared their stories and helped to inform Minnesota lawmakers about the value of the Minnesota State Grant program.

A source of grants for more than one out of four college students in the state, the program helps students from low- and middle-income families gain access to higher education — at public and private colleges as well as two-year institutions. More than 90,000 students benefit from the grant program each year.

At St. Kate’s, 1,371 students received state grants during the last academic year — 31 percent of all students at the University. 

In addition, St. Kate’s students also met with St. Catherine University alumnae Representative Laurie Halverson 01 (DFL-Dist. 51B) and GOP Caucus Legislative Assistant, Kaley Taffe 11, as well as Government Relations Consultant and Lobbyist Kelsey Johnson MAOL 12.

April 11, 2013 by Julie Michener

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