UAA students will participate in a second “Scholars for Dollars” event to urge legislators to support the passage of the Governor’s Scholarship Plan. The event takes place Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the USUAA Office located in Student Union Room 201. Participants can enjoy Moose’s Tooth pizza, make phone calls and send emails to legislative offices. By hosting a second “Scholars For Dollars” event, USUAA hopes to reiterate a positive message by reassuring reluctant legislators that the scholarship is not a cost but an investment in the future of our state.
USUAA hosted the first “Scholars For Dollars” event the day before a 14-student advocacy team traveled to Juneau to meet with legislators to advocate for similar scholarship issues.
Student Government’s goal of the second “Scholars For Dollars” event is to have the scholarship legislation be heard in the House Finance Committee as soon as possible. Alaska’s Legislative Session ends April 18 leaving only 27 days left to get Alaska’s student’s voices heard. All efforts are needed more than ever.
For more information about the “Scholars For Dollars” event, please contact USUAA Government Relations Director Nick Moe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 947-8777.