COLUMBIA, S.C. — SCICU is launching its 2022 Infographics Series for State House advocacy efforts, featuring issue/topic-focused messages delivered regularly and directly to members of the S.C. General Assembly.
“We received great feedback from S.C. Representatives and Senators for our inaugural Infographics Series in 2021,” said SCICU President and CEO Jeff Perez. “We are also sending the 2022 infographics to our board members and other higher education stakeholders in South Carolina.”
The first 2022 infographic sent to members of the S.C. General Assembly presents the combined statewide strength of SCICU’s 21 member colleges and universities – over 35,000 students across the state, with two-thirds of the undergraduates calling South Carolina home.
The second infographic in the 2022 series was sent to S.C. General Assembly members on Jan. 19. This message underscored the importance of the Tuition Grants program to SCICU students.
SCICU’s third 2022 infographic was sent to South Carolina Senators and Representatives on Feb. 16. In this message SCICU celebrates the achievements of its five member institutions that are HBCUs.
Infographics sent to S.C. Representatives and Senators are available for viewing on the SCICU website. Links to infographics emailed to members of the General Assembly in 2021 include:
February 3 – 20 member colleges and universities – Representing more than 33,000 students.
Seventy percent of SCICU undergraduate students are South Carolina residents.
February 11 – S.C. Tuition Grants make college affordable for SCICU students living in EVERY S.C. House and Senate District
A geolocation analysis shows that every S.C. House and Senate District is represented in the 12,000 students who receive S.C. Tuition Grants.
February 17 – SCICU salutes the students, faculty, and staff at our five HBCU member colleges and universities
SCICU recognizes and celebrates the achievements of Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College, and Voorhees College.
March 3 – SCICU student best explains the importance of S.C. Tuition Grants
Zy’Keria Moultrie, a Columbia College junior nursing major, explained during the Commission on Higher Education’s February 17 needs-based news conference that “S.C. Tuition Grants allow me to focus on my future plans and worry less now about funding for college.”
March 17 – SCICU students are writing thousands of Tuition Grants thank-you letters
“Every year our students write thousands of thank-you letters to S.C. legislators to express their appreciation for the Tuition Grants Program. For so many students a Tuition Grant helps them realize the dream of a college education.”