Education and Student Loans

As a mother and grandmother, I care deeply about education and creating job opportunities for younger generations of Americans. Throughout my career, I have pushed for investments in all levels of education and for expanding college affordability and access. I understand the importance of increasing financial aid options, including year round Pell grants, and support legislation that would help lower student loan debt. I am also committed to reducing young adult unemployment and providing opportunities for professional development to our local youth.  This is why I established a Youth Advisory Committee which gives participants – local high school students – an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and local industries such as trade, education, law enforcement, health care, government that are crucial to the Inland Empire’s economy. For more information on how to apply for the Youth Advisory Committee, please click here.

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More on Education and Student Loans

April 15, 2020 Press Release

POMONA, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today announced more than $184.5 million in Department of Education funding that will benefit residents of California’s 35th Congressional District as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This includes more than $43.5 million going to institutions of higher learning within the district, and more than $140 million for the surrounding region that will benefit constituents who attend commuting schools.

 

February 20, 2020 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today hosted a reception at her district office in Ontario announcing 14 military academy nominations she is recommending from across the Inland Empire.

 

Each year, Rep. Torres nominates promising high school seniors from California’s 35th Congressional District for the honor of studying at esteemed military academies across the United States, providing an equivalent scholarship of $500,000 for each student. This year is Rep. Torres’ largest group of nominations to date.

 

February 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) released the following statement today in response to President Donald Trump’s FY 2021 Budget Request, which slashes deeply at domestic programs to help working and low-income Americans, in some cases, eliminating them outright.

 

January 21, 2020 Press Release

POMONA, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today visited Lorbeer Middle School to congratulate students who won the Congressional App Challenge for California’s 35th Congressional District.

 

 

November 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-CA) was joined today by local students, as well as advocates and experts focused on combatting student hunger and homelessness, to announce new legislation to ensure college students – particularly Pell Grant recipients and attendees of community colleges and minority-serving institutions – are able to meet their basic needs while pursuing their education.

September 9, 2019 Press Release

National Science Foundation award will help increase the number of low-income students pursuing graduate and doctorate degrees in STEM fields

 

September 4, 2019 Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $704,979 grant to Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. The funding will allow WesternU to further its heart and vascular disease research.

 

August 15, 2019 In The News

The National Science Foundation awarded a $475,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program grant to Cal Poly Pomona, it was announced Monday.

 

The funding will enable Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate researchers to expand research into the “metal-nitrogen oxide interactions and enable the recruitment of a diverse Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics workforce,” according to a statement released by the office of U.S. Rep. Norma J. Torres, D-Pomona.

 

July 24, 2019 Press Release

National Science Foundation award will help promote and retain newly hired historically underrepresented minority faculty in STEM fields

 

June 21, 2019 Press Release

The Air Force Educational Partnership Agreement could be extended to universities such as Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to advance the next generation of military technology