CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking to invest $50 million in the state’s scholarship program.

As WBBM Newsradio’ Bob Conway reports, Quinn said Sunday that a lack of money should not prevent any student from attending college.

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The Illinois state’s Monetary Assistance Program provides grants to residents attending in-state colleges and universities.

The program currently assists 150,000 students in paying for college. Quinn aims to help thousands more on the waiting list.

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He is asking state lawmakers to make investments in financial aid and early childhood education.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Conway reports

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