Monday, June 16, 2008

Governor's Scholars cut back

This from H-L:
Fewer students attend because of budget
FRANKFORT --An educational program that for 25 years has aimed at keeping high-performing teens in Kentucky after college is facing tight financial times because of state budget cuts.

The Governor's Scholars Program, which starts this week at Bellarmine University in Louisville, will be shy about 100 students from last year's class. The exclusive program, which operates through a mixture of public and private funding, will have to dip a little further into its financial reserves this year, organizers say...
...Kentucky's Governor's Scholars Program started in 1983 under former Gov. John Y. Brown.

What began as a program for 230 students has grown to more than 1,000 each year. Its mission is to prepare some of Kentucky's top-performing high school students for college and mold them to become future leaders in the state...

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