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Vermont Senate Bill 231- Vermont Promise Scholarship Program

Vermont Senate Bill 231- Vermont Promise Scholarship Program

Introduced in January 2018, this bill would have created the Vermont Promise Scholarship Program to provide tuition-free scholarships for Vermont students who attend the University of Vermont or a Vermont State College. In order to qualify for a Promise Scholarship, students must have been recently accepted or be enrolled fully at such an institution. Recipients must be Vermont residents seeking a certificate, associate's degree or bachelor's degree, and should be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours a semester with a 2.5 GPA or higher. While the Scholarship would have been open to the general population, a student with "a documented learning disability" could have also applied. The program would have been paid for via the Vermont Promise Scholarship Fund, with an annual appropriation of $30,000,000 beginning in FY 2020. The money in question would have come from the Vermont Education Fund.

 

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2018
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