Sunday, May 17, 2015

Legislators likely to end top 10 percent scholarships - Matthew Watkins, The Texas Tribune

A state-funded college scholarship program designed to keep top students in Texas may soon be axed due to lawmaker concerns that it doesn't have enough money to accomplish its goal. Budget proposals passed by the House and Senate each call for $21.4 million in cuts to the Top 10 Percent Scholarship Program, leaving just enough money to cover students who are already receiving the financial aid. Once the existing students graduate or are no longer eligible, the budget would drop to zero and the program would be eliminated, meaning thousands of future students will miss out on that financial aid opportunity.

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