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Letters: Cuts would mean fewer college graduates

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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:30 pm

Cuts would mean fewer college graduates

I'm a first-generation college student and I have six brothers and sisters. My mom works at J.C Penney and my dad is a Rural Metro firefighter. Together they make less than $50,000 a year. I applied for scholarships, but I didn't receive any because I express myself best verbally, and most scholarships require a written essay. Due to these factors, I would not be able to attend Northern Arizona University without financial aid. I would love to be a politician in Arizona because in this time of desperation the economy needs me to be active in our government. Congress needs to stand up and support the Pell Grant because without it, a vast majority of our nation will suffer the consequences, and with the chance of the Pell Grant being cut, I will no longer be given the ability to attend a higher education institute. Thus, I urge the "Super Committee" to stand up for the right of everyone to receive a higher education, and making our community, our state, and even our country more educated.

Tyler Dowden



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