Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hogan creates a scholarship for students who graduate early

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Wednesday signed an executive order creating a scholarship program for all students who graduate public high school in three years or less.
Students would be eligible for a one-time scholarship of up to $6,000 for tuition and expenses at a college in Maryland.
Hogan said that the new initiative, which would average about $6 million a year, is a “smart use” of state tax dollars.
“The best and most important part of this program is that it makes college more affordable and more accessible for Maryland students and families,” he said in a statement. “By encouraging high-achieving students to complete high school a year early, the state can reallocate what would have been spent on a student’s last year of public high school, and help with the first year of college instead.”...

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