Pell Grants Aren’t Welfare: Tell Us Your Story

The future of America and its working-class students are in danger.

As Washington weighs cuts to the federal budget, the Pell Grant program is on the chopping block. Pell is the federal aid program that fuels the future of hard-working students nationwide. Nearly 10 million Americans depend on Pell Grants to enroll in and complete college. If the maximum grant is cut or eligibility requirements for the program change, fewer working families will be able to send their children to college at a time when our economy needs more college graduates, not fewer.

Congress needs to hear how Pell Grants keep the promise of a college education — and all that it offers — alive for hard-working students.

Whether you or someone you know has benefited from a Pell Grant (or if you simply support keeping college opportunity open to all), we invite you to share your story. Help us put a face on the fight to Save Pell.

Whether you or someone you know has benefited from a Pell Grant (or if you simply support keeping college opportunity open to all), we invite you to share your story. Help us put a face on the fight to Save Pell.
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1976-2000 of 2938 signatures
Number Date Name Tell the Senate why we can’t ...
963 Tue Apr 19 12:18:29 EDT 2011 Karen Fedoro Neither I not my children used Pell grants to finance our schooling, but I think it is a wonderful program to help those who would not be able to afford college otherwise. More educated and well-employed More....
962 Tue Apr 19 12:18:25 EDT 2011 Mary Kay Devine I am a Pell success story! I had the opportunity to attend college and now I work for an organization that advocates for low-income women to access education and training - with Pell grants! Please support More....
961 Tue Apr 19 12:18:15 EDT 2011 Rebecca Simmons My daughter is brilliant. I raised her as a single mother, sacrificing my career so she could have a stable education in a good school. Yes, it was a public school. I could never afford specialty schools. More....
960 Tue Apr 19 12:16:54 EDT 2011 Barbara Huffman
959 Tue Apr 19 12:16:40 EDT 2011 Christopher Marshall Economists say the future of the country depends on expanding the education level of the workforce. Cutting funding to students makes no sense. It impacts their ability to achieve, thereby hurting the More....
958 Tue Apr 19 12:16:36 EDT 2011 Genevieve Misfeldt Dear Sir/Madam:
I am a high school teacher who was afforded the chance to become a teacher as a result of Pell grants. I would not have been able to afford my college education without the support More....
957 Tue Apr 19 12:16:32 EDT 2011 Edward Wintraecken
956 Tue Apr 19 12:16:26 EDT 2011 Theresa Sumrall
955 Tue Apr 19 12:15:48 EDT 2011 Connie Tingson-Gatuz Please do not limit access to higher education.
954 Tue Apr 19 12:15:24 EDT 2011 EM Schleifer
953 Tue Apr 19 12:14:45 EDT 2011 Louis Landesman We must invest in our future - young people.
952 Tue Apr 19 12:14:36 EDT 2011 Nancy Norton In 1977 I left college at the end of my third year to get married and have a baby. When I was ready to return to college, the Pell Grants had been reduced by Reagan. Newly divorced, without child support, More....
951 Tue Apr 19 12:14:12 EDT 2011 Kelsie Joshua With no education our kids don't have a chance this bill is for the rich who can afford to send their kids to school. this is new bill is dead wrong.
950 Tue Apr 19 12:13:25 EDT 2011 John Fortier There are too many ignorant people now; we don't want and we can't afford more.
949 Tue Apr 19 12:11:54 EDT 2011 Robert Sweatman By decreasing the amount of Pell grants, students will have a considerably larger financial gap to fill with loans. The average amount of student debt at graduation grows each year even with the current More....
948 Tue Apr 19 12:11:41 EDT 2011 Ralph Novy
947 Tue Apr 19 12:10:53 EDT 2011 Carol Corrao Education is the key to getting low income families to higher ground. Low income families depend on the Pell Grant to get through college. I'm finishing my bachelor's as we speak, and that would not More....
946 Tue Apr 19 12:10:15 EDT 2011 Martha Mattes
945 Tue Apr 19 12:10:04 EDT 2011 Geoffrey Landers-Nolan
944 Tue Apr 19 12:09:59 EDT 2011 Deb de Laski-Smith Please don't balance the budget on the backs of our youth's education. Undergraduate students need Pell grant support!
943 Tue Apr 19 12:08:31 EDT 2011 Patricia Soper-Oakes
942 Tue Apr 19 12:07:10 EDT 2011 Yves Ambroise I don't know how I'd be able to complete undergra if I didn't receive a pell grant.
941 Tue Apr 19 12:06:56 EDT 2011 Natalie Walkup All Americans need access to higher education. Student loans are not the answer. Starting out with a debt that amounts to a mortgage is WRONG!! European and Asian students will continue to outpace ours More....
940 Tue Apr 19 12:06:07 EDT 2011 Barbara McCombs Educating our young people and others wishing to better their education is a top national priority in our democracy. Cutting Pell grants will only hurt our nation in its efforts to remain a leader in More....
939 Tue Apr 19 12:05:10 EDT 2011 walter brown its the only chance for many
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