Campbellsville University, KY
With the help of her Pell Grant, Courtney says she was able to return to college at age 26 to earn a Bachelor’s in Social Work. “If I wasn’t eligible to receive Pell Grant funds, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to go back to school and further my education,” Courtney said.
What would #DoublePell mean to her? “Doubling the Pell Grant would give so many students the opportunity to be relieved of a portion of student loan debt they would accumulate just to pay for their education,” Courtney says. “Students shouldn’t have the burden of mountains of student loan debt to worry about after they graduate college with a degree they’re using to better themselves and contribute to society.”