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By Taylor McAvoy
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Students lobby for state funded tuition grants


February 7, 2018

Taylor McAvoy, WNPA

LISTENING CLOSELY: Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib speaks with The Associated Students of the University of Washington. As a blind Iranian, he faced challenges growing up and attending college. "Never run away from the tough conversations," he told students.

University of Washington students from the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses met with lawmakers in support of higher education bills during the annual Huskies on the Hill lobby day, Monday, Jan. 29.

The Associated Students of the University of Washington from all three UW campuses asked their legislators to fully fund the State Need Grant which, they said, is underfunded by $85 million.

But diversity and undocumented students' rights were at issue too. Kendra Canton, director of diversity efforts at ASUW Seattle, said she came in support of undocumented students who may have been unable to join for fear of revealing their status. A State Need Grant and Washington Opportunity Scholar...

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