Participants attend briefings with legislative leaders and speak directly with their state senators and representatives about the importance of the State Grant Program, which provides funds for low- and middle-income students attending Minnesota colleges. Over 900 CSS students (about one third of all undergraduates) received a State Grant, with an average award of more than $3,000.
Please try to attend, regardless of whether or not you have received a State Grant. Everyone gains from this experience at the Capitol and your presence may help influence legislators to increase their support for this program that affects so many of our students.
The entire event is free! This includes transportation, breakfast, and lunch.
Contact Rachel Foss, Student Senate's 2016-2017 Chair of the External/Legislative Affairs Committee or Janet Rosen, Associate Vice President for College Advancement (firstname.lastname@example.org or 218/723-6072), for more information. Or go to our Frequently Asked Questions page.
What is the State Grant Program?
Low- to middle-income Minnesota students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at a public or private college in Minnesota can qualify for a Minnesota State Grant to help with their college expenses.