Mo. college students get boost in scholarships

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 | 8:05 p.m. CST; updated 1:27 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — Thousands of Missouri college students are getting an increase in their state scholarships.

The Access Missouri scholarship covers about 37,000 students whose families show financial need. The new program was begun this fall to replace two previous scholarships.

At the time, the Department of Higher Education decided to reduce the amount each student could receive because of a larger-than-anticipated number of applications.

But based on the number of people approved for scholarships, the department now has determined that each student can get a little more money.

The annual average scholarship is projected to rise from $1,663 to $2,015. The increase will be applied retroactively to the fall semester.

— The Associated Press

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.