Use the script below to email your legislators and/or the legislator who represents Saint Leo University.
I am writing on behalf of Saint Leo University, its current students, and its future students and asking you to save the Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) grant for Florida students.
As you are aware, the Florida House of Representatives is proposing a bill that would make Saint Leo University ineligible to receive and distribute EASE grants to students.
This would mean that nearly 2,000 Saint Leo students, who currently qualify for EASE grants, would miss out on receiving $2,841 toward the cost of their annual education at the university.
For more than 130 years, Saint Leo University has served students from all walks of life, regardless of their financial means. Cuts to EASE would close doors to students who would benefit from the close-knit learning experience offered at private colleges and universities like Saint Leo.
These cuts not only affect current students, but all Saint Leo employees. EASE makes our university accessible to so many including minority and first-generation students. If our students do not receive the EASE grant, many will not be able to complete their degrees. Prospective students who may be considering attending Saint Leo, will change their minds.
Saint Leo needs these students, and these students need a Saint Leo education—Florida needs these students to be well-rounded citizens, ready to work, and contribute to the greatness of this state.
I’m asking you to please support the EASE grant for Saint Leo University and for all of Florida’s students.