Seton Hill Students Lobby Legislators on State Grant Funding

Seton Hill students traveled to Harrisburg on April 25 to speak to legislators about the importance of state grants and scholarships as part of an advocacy day sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP).

The students - all Pennsylvania residents - met with representatives and senators or their staff members from their hometown districts as well as those representing Seton Hill's district to talk about the importance of PHEAA Grants and Ready to Succeed Scholarships in helping to fund their education. 

They also talked about what independent colleges and universities such as Seton Hill mean to Pennsylvania's economy and how these institutions serve a vital role in educating students in fields that are critically important, including healthcare, education and cybersecurity. 

The students - including business administration major Sarah Gilliam, biochemistry major Abby Zuder, cybersecurity and computer science major Kendall McCluskey, education/biology major Mackenzie Longo, history major Max Yonko, political science/pre-law major Jarred Spellman, and sociology major Kiara Rockymore - also toured the Pennsylvania Capitol Building and participated in an AICUP press conference.