JEFFERSON CITY — Students receiving certain scholarships at Missouri colleges and universities this year will be getting near the bare minimum allowed under state law.
Those at public universities will receive $1,000, which is the minimum amount set in state law. Students at private universities will be able to get $2,070. And those at community colleges will receive scholarships of $300 to $450 a year.
Because of a tight state budget, the scholarship levels are all well below the maximum allowed under state law.
More than 7,000 students will get merit-based Bright Flight scholarships. But their amount of $1,750 will only be slightly more than half the maximum of $3,000 allowed by Missouri law.