Scholarship proposal likely fails

Scholarship proposal likely fails

By: The Associated Press

The Messenger 04.25.08

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal to lower the age requirement for a nontraditional student seeking a lottery scholarship has likely failed this session.
The measure sponsored by Sen. Steve Roller, a McMinnville Democrat, failed 4-3 in the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.
The companion bill has been taken off notice in the Senate.
Currently, a student must be at least 25 years old to qualify for a merit-based HOPE scholarship. Roller’s bill would have lowered the age to 22.
Read the full text of SB3193 on the General Assembly’s Web site at:


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