Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Students, parents worried after state budget causes delay in W.Va. scholarships - WSAZ

Another drawback to West Virginia's budget problems: High schools seniors hoping to receive PROMISE scholarship are in limbo. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission informed high school counselors on May 2 that award letters for this year's PROMISE recipients have been delayed due to stalled budget talks in the Legislature. Award letters are typically sent in April. The Legislature didn't pass a state budget for Fiscal Year 2017 during the regular session. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is calling lawmakers back next week to work on it. Policy Commission spokeswoman Jessica Tice says funds can't be guaranteed to students that the Legislature hasn't appropriated. http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/West-Virginia-budget-woes-delay-PROMISE-scholarship-awards-379033491.html

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