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Students to attend Day at the Capitol

by Carissa Andrews

February 7, 2019

Campus Notes

Each year, current students from the 17 Minnesota private colleges and universities attend Day at the Capitol, where they meet with legislators and speak about the importance of need-based financial aid through the Minnesota State Grant program. Hundreds of students come over five days during February and March. This year, Saint Mary’s students have been scheduled for their Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 13, which will include a networking event with Saint Mary’s alumni.

Last year, 25 students from Saint Mary’s participated in Day at the Capitol, where they advocated for the Minnesota State Grant program with legislators. Access to higher education is one of the university’s top priorities. The Minnesota State Grant is a significant part of financial-aid packages for our students. More than $2 million in state grant awards were made to nearly 660 of our university students last year.

Day at the Capitol provides opportunity for students to discuss ethics, service, and leadership. Learn more about Day at the Capitol or the Minnesota State Grant.