Executive Director Robin Redmond published an Op-Ed to the Chicago Sun-Times after Maryland passed a law banning scholarship displacement by public universities.

“Some displacement defenders say they need to recapture financial aid resources to disburse it to other students with financial need,” says Redmond. “But the logic here is off and is exactly the opposite of how the real world we are preparing these young people for works.”

Scholarship displacement has been a reoccurring issue for scholars since the 1980s and most likely before.

Read the Op-Ed in its entirety here.

Scholarship displacement in Illinois is becoming a topic of interest. After the Foundation’s Op-Ed was published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois Public Media contacted Executive Director Robin Redmond for a follow-up interview.

Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018, joined Executive Director Robin Redmond for an interview on The 21st Show, an Illinois Public Media show, to share what happens when Illinois scholars are awarded financial aid and external scholarships.

Listen to the entire episode here or listen to our 15-minute interview below.