Grade school, college students to protest HOPE cuts

11:55 AM, Mar 7, 2011   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

ATLANTA -- Students of all ages are protesting HOPE Scholarship cuts outside the State Capitol on Monday.

College students marched from Georgia State University to the Gold Dome for a noon rally. Afterwards, students hoped to lobby state senators. Gov. Deal's HOPE scholarship bill was overwhelmingly approved by the House last week.

RELATED: Complete HOPE Coverage

A separate group of elementary, middle and high school students will demonstrate at the capitol later this afternoon. 

Dejah Ault, a junior at Arabian Mountain, has scheduled a press conference with her peers at 4:30 p.m. and candlelight vigil that will run until midnight.

"We students are beginning to feel defeated. Don't defund our future," she said in a statement. "I have so much to give, but not without HOPE. Invest in me. I'm worth it."

Deal's HOPE Scholarship bill could hit the Senate floor as early as Tuesday.

Most Watched Videos