Promise scholarship’s future is not in jeopardy

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For many graduating high school seniors, the prospect of shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for a college education is overwhelming.

But for the past 14 years, West Virginia students who attend in-state public schools and who have the required test scores and grade point average are eligible for the Promise Scholarship. The state-funded scholarship awards students nearly $5,000 to offset their costs each year they continue to meet GPA and attendance requirements.

As the state Legislature works to hammer out a budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year, many West Virginia students and families are worried the scholarship program could end. Although the state Higher Education Policy Commission recently notified high schools that Promise award letters would be delayed until after the budget bill is signed, they indicated their confidence…

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