Augsburg students are invited annually to participate in the Minnesota Private College Council Day at the Capitol taking place this year on Thursday, April 6.
Students are recruited from Athletics, the Bonner Leaders program, TRIO, the McNair Scholars program, East African Student to Teachers (EAST), Step-UP, the Student Activities Council, and Day Student Government to represent Augsburg College and advocate on behalf of government funded student financial aid. The goal of the event is to advocate to state legislators about the importance of the Minnesota State Grant for college students and its impact on the greater Augsburg community. Those advocating include students who do and do not receive the grant.
Check in is at 7:45 a.m. in the Oren Gateway Center Atrium on April 6 and the group will return by 3 p.m.
For questions, please contact Lee George, Foundation & Government Relations, at LGeorge@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1629.
Minnesota State Grant Overview
There were 972 State Grant recipients on campus last academic year — that was 34 percent of all Augsburg undergraduates.
- The average State Grant award at Augsburg was $4,174.
- In total, more than $4 million in State Grant awards were made to Augsburg students.
The State Grant program helps students afford to attend the colleges that best meet their needs. The program:
- Targets low- and middle-income families with greatest need.
- Fosters student choice.
- Has statewide impact.
- Holds down additional borrowing and extra hours at part-time jobs.
- Invests in state’s human capital and future economy.