FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seminar to Save MAP and Pell Funding at Loyola
University to Brief Students on MAP/Pell Funding Issues and Encourage Advocacy Efforts
The State of Illinois’ Monetary Award Program (MAP) and the federal Pell grant allow many students the additional financial assistance they need to attend college and pursue the career of their dreams. With future funding for both grants in jeopardy, Loyola University Chicago is hosting an important advocacy event on Monday to encourage students to learn more about what they can do to secure this funding from year to year.
University officials will brief the students on issues related to federal and state aid, discuss what could happen if this aid is cut, and talk about how the cuts would affect both students who receive aid and even students who don’t. Students will also learn about how to contact their legislators to help ensure that this funding remains intact.
Also attending the event is Dave Davis, the grant coordinator and constituent advocate for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, the representative for the 9th district of Illinois. Davis will be on hand to answer questions from students related to MAP and the funding’s future.
Available for interview:
-Philip Hale – Vice President for Governmental Affairs
-Eric Weems – Director of Student Financial Assistance
-Margaret Meza – Loyola Student and MAP/Pell Grant Recipient
April 18, 2011
Loyola University Chicago
Crown Center Auditorium
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660