Stories

Read stories from students and families who have benefited from the State Grant program. Use the search box above to find stories about specific people or institutions.
 
Use our Submit a story form to share your story. (Please note that all stories will be reviewed by our staff before they show up in the list below.)

"The State Grant is letting me be a part of extracurriculars like theatre. Without it, I wouldn't be able to have the friends I have or live on campus. I'd be trying to work full-time to help pay for college. That would definitely be a negative experience."

Alyssa Gratz
Hometown:
Mankato
School:
Bethany Lutheran College
Class of
2013
Major:
Psychology
Minor:
Theatre and Sociology
Extra-curriculars:
Acts in the college's main stage productions in the fall and spring, works part-time at Taco John's and is a freelance photographer.

"Money is definitely an issue; I wouldn’t be here if not for grants and scholarships. It’s great when money doesn’t have to hold you back. Things like the State Grant allow you the opportunity to go to college, opening the door to future possibilities."

Yeng Vang
Hometown:
Minneapolis
School:
Augsburg University
Class of
2014
Major:
Psychology
Extra-curriculars:
Student worker in the enrollment center, member of the Augsburg Asian Student Association

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