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House puts GPA criteria back in Promise Scholarship eligibility bill


Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates Monday put back into a bill the Promise Scholarship eligibility requirement that says public and private students must have at least a 3.0 high school grade point average “in the required core and elective course work necessary to prepare students for success in post-secondary education.”

That mandate is in current state law, but the version of the bill (Senate Bill 319) that the Senate unanimously passed Feb. 20 would’ve cut it.

Before the Senate Finance Committee got hold of the legislation, it only would’ve eliminated the current requirement that home-schooled students earn a high school equivalency degree, which can be obtained through the GED and TASC tests, to be eligible for that state college scholarship.

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