June 2022

Minnesota college students rely on two critical need-based grants that the government funds; along with the Minnesota State Grant awards, students rely on federal Pell Grants as well. #DoublePell is a national campaign led by the Double Pell Alliance, a coalition of higher education groups committed to doubling the maximum Pell Grant at the federal level. Doubling the maximum Pell Grant award from $6,495 to $13,000 will directly help students from working-class, low-income and/or first-generation backgrounds access college, complete their degrees and gain greater economic stability.

Thursday, June 23, marks the Pell Grant program’s 50th anniversary. Join us in speaking up for the Pell Grant by sharing our Twitter and Instagram posts. To continue supporting current and future generations of college students, Minnesota’s elected leaders in Congress need to hear from you now about doubling the maximum Pell Grant. Send a message to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Tina Smith and your U.S. representative.