Committee Fine Tunes Scholarship Plan

Casper, Wy – The new 400 million dollar scholarship plan for Wyoming high school graduates is taking form. While the legislature will have the final say on who gets money, it appears the bar will not be too high. The current recommendation is that to qualify for 750 dollars a semester a student only has to get a two-point-five grade point average and score 17 on the ACT. To get 1000 dollars a semester Wyoming high schoolers would have to get a three-point-oh GPA and score 21 on the ACT. Students could get more money if they do better than that too. The co-chair of the committee designing the scholarship program, state senator Tex Boggs, says making the money more accessible is the right thing to do. The Legislative Committee looking into the plan continues its work on Thursday.