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Missouri to Increase Scholarship Awards for 2013 Graduates

Governor Nixon announced his administration will increase the potential award amounts for Missouri scholarships, as part of a commitment to college affordability.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

The 2013 fiscal budget proposed by Governor Nixon will increase theMissouri Bright Flight college scholarship from $1,750 to $2,000 per scholarship.  This scholarship is designed for Missouri students who place in the top three percent in ACT or SAT scores.

The Access Missouri scholarship will also increase up to 3 percent, depending on the type of institution the student attends.  Access Missouri is a financial aid program for Missouri students whose family income qualifies for tuition assistance.

The Governor’s funding recommendation is maintained in the appropriations bill passed by the General Assembly.  This bill will also continue to make available $29 million to fund Missouri’s A+ scholarship program, which covers the cost of tuition and academic fees for two years at any public community college or technical school in the state.  For KSMU News, I’m Theresa Bettmann.