Deeds Visits UVa, Discusses Virginia Forward Scholarship

October 7, 2009

With less than a month until Election Day on November 3, the Democrat candidate for governor, Creigh Deeds, visited the grounds of the University of Virginia Wednesday afternoon.

Deeds visited UVa. to outline his plan to improve higher education in Virginia. He spoke to a small crowd at the Curry School of Education, highlighting his goal to continue the tradition of strong public colleges and universities in Virginia.

"We've got to do a better job making it affordable. We have a five-step plan that begins with this Virginia Forward Scholarship. If a student graduates from a Virginia high school with a "B" average and will commit to two years of public service after they complete a Virginia public college, we're going to pay 50% of their tuition," said Deeds.

As for the campaign, Deeds added that he will likely use a recent million-dollar cash infusion from the Democratic National Committee to pay for more advertising leading up to Election Day '09.

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