Tell Michigan Lawmakers: Keep your Promise!
Governor Granholm allows Michigan Promise to be broken, but there’s still time
In recent weeks, many members of the Michigan Legislature, particularly in the state Senate, broke their promise to Michigan students by eliminating the Michigan Promise Scholarship Grants.
But hope is not lost. Our elected officials can right this wrong – if they hear from you right now.
Gov. Granholm is trying to restore funding for this program, and regain the trust of the 96,000 college students who were promised tuition assistance for doing well in their studies. Thousands of current high school students who have planned on the state’s promise of financial support for further education also are impacted by this substantial cut.
Lawmakers must realize they cannot tell students and families higher education is important and then contradict themselves. What message does this send? Tell them this behavior is not acceptable.
Take a second and Click Here to write a letter asking lawmakers to reverse this poor decision quickly. Tell them Michigan’s future is dimmed when lawmakers break their promise to our students.
Governor Tells Students “Promises are meant to be kept, not broken.”
The 96,000 students across the state expecting to receive the Michigan Promise Scholarship received a letter from Governor Granholm recently, explaining the current status of the program and informing them they will not receive the funding at this time. Gov. Granholm also urges students to contact their Senator to ask for their support. Write a letter to your Senator now!
To read the letter from Gov. Granholm, click here.