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UMES, Md. HBCUs To Rally For More Financial Aid

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Maryland's four historically black colleges are heading to Annapolis to lobby for more funding.

Nearly 2,000 students, alumni and supporters of Morgan State, Bowie State, Coppin State and UMES will rally in support of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.     

Supporters say they are asking the government to consider HBCU's as schools which aren't separate from the rest of the school system.

We need the proper funding to have the proper amount of staffing at our university, to give out more financial aid to our students and to build up our academic buildings on our campus," said Shana Washington, UMES SGA president.

The Caucus asked Governor Martin O'Malley for special funding of $14 million a year for the next five years. Alumni from the four colleges started a lawsuit nearly seven years ago.

A federal judge heard arguments last month and they are now awaiting a decision.

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