Idaho to award smaller Promise Scholarship awards




BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The state Board of Education will consider
proposal to scale back on a scholarship program Idaho lawmakers
created to help high school graduates during their first two years
of college.

About 9,200 college students scheduled to receive a $500 Promise
Scholarship this year would instead get $400 under the plan, which
will go to the board for final approval Thursday.

Public universities and colleges already operating with less
money compared to last year were told to cut spending by another 6
percent last month to help offset shortfalls in state revenue.

The cuts meant a loss of $235,524 from the nearly $4 million
state appropriation for the Promise Scholarship program.

The scholarships have been reduced to $400 one other year since
the program was created in 2001.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review,

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