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Michigan Promise and Competitive Scholarships under the Budget Knife

Last Modified 11:24 AM on Mon Sep 28, 2009

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By Dennis Walikainen

September 25, 2009—

As part of the ongoing budget strife in Michigan, the Michigan Promise and Competitive Scholarships were cut Wednesday and restored Thursday. The debate will be ongoing until the budget is voted on next Tuesday, September 29. If these programs are eliminated, it will reduce approximately $3 million in funding for more than 1,800 Michigan Tech students. Since 2003, the Michigan Legislature has cut higher education funding by 27 percent. This cut continues to reflect the state’s lack of support for higher education at a time in our state’s history when education is more important than ever.

To express your concern, click on the links below to let your legislators, key lawmakers around the state and Governor Granholm know that you want the state to keep its promise to our students and that you are opposed to the elimination of these programs.

Find your State Representative http://house.michigan.gov/find_a_rep.asp

Find your State Senator http://www.senate.mi.gov/FindYourSenator/michiganfys.asp

Governor Granholm http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7-168-21995---,00.html

Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan http://www.michiganpromisescholarship.com

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