Sen. Rebekah Warren kicks off annual college scholarship contest
State Sen. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, has kicked off her sixth annual scholarship contest in an effort to encourage area students to pursue a higher education.
The contest will award a minimum of two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who reside in the 18th Senate District — which includes Ann Arbor and most of Washtenaw County — and plan to attend a university, college, technical or trade school.
"Education is the single most important factor in ensuring the success and prosperity of future generations," Warren said in a statement. "Over the past two years, we have seen a systematic disinvestment in higher education due to state budget cuts, leaving many students struggling with higher tuition and increasing student loan debt."
Warren said though she remains dedicated to fighting in the Legislature for higher education funding, she also is committed to doing her part to ensure students in the community have access to a college education.
High school counselors and principals in the 18th Senate District have been notified about the scholarship and have copies of the necessary application form, Warren's office said.
For more information, contact Warren's office at (517) 373-2406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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