We’d planned to post today about an April rally in support of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Nellie Bly Scholarship program, proposed in his 2020–21 budget. Wolf’s plan would provide scholarships to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education students and help graduates earn their degrees with little to no student debt.

But with ongoing uncertainty and safety issues of COVID-19, we decided today to stop planning and to cancel the rally.

Our devotion to providing affordable, quality public higher education has not dwindled, however, and we remain strong supporters of Wolf’s plan (as well as Pennsylvania Promise legislation already in the Pennsylvania House and Senate). While you can cross our April rally off your calendar, there are still ways you can continue to advocate for the Nellie Bly plan:

  • Sign our petition in support of the rally
  • Share your story/support on social media. Use #fundPAfuture (and #NellieBlyScholarship, too, if you have space) and let everyone know why you support the Nellie Bly Scholarship.
  • Share your story with APSCUF. Email qualityeducation@apscuf.org outlining how a $10,000 scholarship would help you and what having less college debt would mean to you.
  • Contact your legislators and tell them to support the Nellie Bly Scholarship plan. Click here to find your legislators.