Alumni and friends of Augustana College in Rock Island are being asked to help some of its students stay in school during the state budget impasse. The board of trustees is holding a fund drive to support those who may not receive the Monetary Award Program, or MAP grants, they need.
Through June 30th, trustees are offering up to 200,000 dollars in matching funds for gifts to the college scholarship fund. Last year, 700 students at the private, liberal arts college were promised 3.1 million dollars. And so far, they've received only partial payment.