Be an Advocate for the MN State Grant Program

Posted By: Ann Merchlewitz On: 2022-03-21
Posted On: 2022-03-21

Now is the time to act and ask state legislators and Gov. Tim Walz to invest more in financial aid for college students – through the Minnesota State Grant program.

Two in five college students from Minnesota depend on State Grants to help keep college affordable. Over 330 students on the Winona campus receive the MN State Grant.  But the size of these grants has not kept up with student need, especially as COVID-19 has taken a toll on the state’s economy and families’ finances. Our legislators and the governor can help college students by putting more money into the Minnesota State Grant program.

You can help. Ask the governor and the state legislators who represent you to take action to help college students. A sample note you can edit and a simple tool for sending them are available when you click here.

Increasing the size of these grants helps low- and middle-income college students across Minnesota, whether they attend private nonprofit colleges or public institutions, whether they’re earning associate degrees, certificates or bachelor’s degrees.

Act now! Ask our state leaders to invest in Minnesota’s college students today.