Wyandotte residents can cast their vote for a local student who's vying for her shot at the Michigan 2020 Scholarship.
Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus recently announced the final round of the competition.
Roosevelt High School senior Spencer Genrich's video submission for the contest has made the final round. The $10,000 scholarship winner and second and third place winners will be chosen by public vote and a panel of judges. The top 10 students qualified for the finals during the semi-final round of the competition that drew nearly 30,000 votes from across Michigan, according to the Michigan Senate Democrats.
“Watching these kids’ passionate videos makes it clear that the need for affordable higher education transcends county lines and party lines, and support for the Michigan 2020 Plan to offer free college tuition to all Michigan high school graduates should as well. While we are excited to be able to help one of these ten students be able to attend college, it will be even more exhilarating when the Legislature takes up our plan to help them all," Whitmer said in a prepared statement.
The participants had to submit a short video explaining the need to invest in higher education and the benefits of the Michigan 2020 Plan to offer free college tuition to all students.
The top 10 videos can be viewed at www.michigan2020.com/competition. Voting takes place through Friday, May 31. The public is encouraged to vote either online or via phone or text message. Information on how to vote is available on the website.
For more information on the Michigan 2020 Plan, visit www.michigan2020.com.