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WV Promise scholarship award letters finally go out

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state was finally able to send out Promise Scholarship award letters last week now that all of its funding, and funding for other grants distributed by the Higher Education Policy Commission, has been fully secured. Award letters for the higher eduction grant are being sent out this week.

As of Wednesday, nearly 3,580 students have been awarded Promise, a merit-based scholarship, said Jessica Kennedy, spokeswoman for the commission. The commission expects that number to rise as ACT and SAT test scores from May and June continue to roll in.

“Through the Promise Scholarship and other state-level programs, West Virginia ranks among the top states in the nation in providing financial aid for its students…

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