A third of Hathaway Scholars Can Cut College

Casper, Wy – More than a third of students awarded
Hathaway Scholarships for the 2006-07 school year lost the
scholarship because of failure to maintain certain eligibility
requirements.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride presented
the statistics from all seven Wyoming community colleges and the
University of Wyoming at a Joint Education Committee meeting in
Casper.
Lawmakers created the scholarship in 2006 to encourage more
students to attend college in Wyoming.
Students can earn up to $1,600 a semester for college by making
good grades in high school and scoring well on the ACT college
entrance exam.
But the scholarship can be lost if the student's grades slip in
college, is not enrolled continuously and doesn't take enough
credit hours.
Around 36 percent of students who earned Hathaways found
themselves without the money in the first year of the program.