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LT. Governor Garlin Gilchrist Proposes Free Community College For High School Seniors In Michigan

More scholarships will soon be available for graduating high school students in Michigan.

“Absolutely, so one of the ones I’m most excited about is the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. This is something that’s available to, Michigan graduating seniors if they complete their FAFSA form and this is providing money for, I think like, you know, probably seven out of ten students will be able to qualify for a state scholarship here” said Lieutenant Governor of Michigan Garlin Gilchrist.”

Earning a Michigan Achievement Scholarship could earn a student $27,500 towards their education.

“Our education budgets have set records. We’re investing more in public education than ever in the history of state in Michigan, and that includes more in career and technical education that we’ve ever invested to help our ISD’s and districts come together to strengthen the offerings that they have across a wider number of fields to upgrade the equipment that’s available” said Gilchrist.

Gilchrist says that the best way to improve quality of life is to gain more education and training, which will also raise one’s household income.

“We have a proposal in our state budget this year that would make tuition free community college available to every graduating high school senior in the state of Michigan. We’re very excited to roll that out as we negotiated with the legislature. So there’s a lot of things coming to make college more affordable” said Gilchrist.