"LeadMN, the advocacy organization for students at the system’s two-year colleges, thinks that’s a mistake. They’ve urged Minnesota State to offer $250 scholarships to students who get vaccinated."
At the urging of LeadMN, community colleges across the state have begun to use their federal stimulus dollars to forgive student debt to institutions. This will allow students to continue their education and not let the pandemic hold them back from continuing their education.
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"The community college student association LeadMN asked Malhotra on Monday to develop vaccine outreach plans for each system college and university. LeadMN also urged the chancellor to use federal COVID-19 relief funds to pay students to promote vaccination to their peers, and to reward vaccinated students with a $250 scholarship."
With the Delta variant ravaging communities with low vaccination rates, colleges and universities could be a ripe breeding ground for COVID-19 when students return in the fall. We urge you to immediately convene a system group to provide leadership to campuses in developing a back-to-school plan to boost vaccine participation of students.
LeadMN President Axel Kylander sent a letter to the Chancellor urging him to make sure that campus spending of American Rescue Plan be used to support students.
I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College back in 2008 with a B.A. in History. After I travelled to South Korea to teach English, I came back home to Minnesota and worked in AmeriCorps for two years. My next step was turning my passion into a job by co-founding Danger Boat Productions and The Theater of Public Policy.