SIU to cover MAP grants for students this spring - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

SIU to cover MAP grants for students this spring

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The president of Southern Illinois University said the school will cover MAP grants for students at both campuses this spring.

The Monetary Awards Program, or MAP, provides grants to undergraduate students at approved colleges and universities across Illinois.

Nearly 3,000 students at the Carbondale campus received a combined $5.6 million in MAP grants this fall.

The school also covered those grants.

“We are proud of our legacy of providing access and opportunity,” Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell said. “Many of our students rely on this funding to remain in school, and the lack of a state budget should not drive them away from their education.”

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