Students Band Together to Save Choice Grants
Under Governor Strickland's proposed budget, Ohio's college students will be stripped of $35 million in aid. Those students who will be affected by these proposed cuts have united to form a letter-writing campaign. Incoming transfer student Andres Burgos and freshman Joe Fath traveled to the Statehouse in Columbus serving as student-lobbyists to defend their Student Choice Grant to representatives and senators.
Close to 45,000 students attending an independent college in Ohio will lose $900 per year in grant aid from the state under Governor Strickland's proposed budget. This decrease in funding to the Ohio Student Choice Grant program may make a college education unaffordable for many students and cause Strickland’s goal of 230,000 new college graduates in ten years to be unattainable.
Concerned individuals can visit www.SaveStudentChoice.com to see how they can help save the Student Choice grant program and to receive more information.The website enables students, faculty, parents, guidance counselors and friends to quickly compose and send an e-mail or letter to their legislators and the governor concerning this issue. Please take a look at the site and do what you can to spread the word about this campaign.