Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

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It's a lot easier than a term paper, and the rewards could line the pockets of a lucky Central Michigan University student. The city is offering a $2,000 prize as an incentive to spur students to fill out their census forms. The money, which officials will distribute by lottery, is part of a $30,000 grant the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe gave the city to promote the census. "Every CMU student I've talked to, when they heard 2,000 bucks, their eyes have lit up,'' Kathy Backus, a member of the Isabella County Complete Count Committee, told The Saginaw News for a story this week. Students may enter the drawing by dropping off completed forms at the Bovee University Center from Monday, April 3 to Friday, April 14. College students are often under-counted because they move between parents' homes and school residences. A student's voting address or driver license doesn't matter. People should fill in the forms for the place they live at least six months and one day each year. A typical college student lives at school about nine months of the year.