ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday that a proposal to turn tax credits into scholarships for low- and middle-income students to attend private schools is a...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Fort Lewis College in Colorado is set to start a new scholarship transfer program for graduates of San Juan College in New Mexico.
DETROIT (AP) — More than a dozen high school seniors from the Detroit Public Schools Community District will compete for scholarships in a poetry slam competition.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University's College of Engineering is using a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships to graduate students.
UIC creates scholarship fund for slain ER doctor
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago has created a scholarship in memory of an emergency room doctor who was killed in a shooting at a Chicago hospital last year.
Iowa treasurers review vendor-funded scholarship program
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — County treasurers said Thursday that they are reviewing whether to continue a vendor-sponsored college scholarship program that benefits their children and grandchildren,...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three Montana parents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state court's decision to end a tax credit program for private school scholarships because it would have...
Nobel Prize award donated to University of Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The man who won the University of Missouri's first Nobel Prize is donating the prize money to the university.
George Smith announced Tuesday he will donate the $243,000...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas School of Medicine says a gift of more than $2.8 million will fund scholarships for medical students.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky couple involved in the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage has started a scholarship to help Catholic LGBT students at the University...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least four Kentucky school districts have canceled classes because of too many teacher absences as educators continue to protest at the state Capitol.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teacher protests in Kentucky appear to be continuing as the state's largest school district shut down because of too many absences.
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas university has announced plans for a new scholarship honoring graduate Botham Jean, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Dallas police officer who'd...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House's Republican floor leader on Tuesday acknowledged that he's struggling to pick up the votes to create scholarship tax credits for private schools — a...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's school superintendents held a media blitz Monday to oppose a bill in the state legislature that they say will strip millions of dollars from public education and...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen who raised tens of thousands of dollars for college after his parents ostracized him for being gay now wants to pay it forward.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Yale School of Architecture has received a gift of $5 million to support scholarships in celebration of the 90th birthday of architect Frank Gehry.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, State School Superintendent Jennifer McCormick and State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell are encouraging high school students to apply for the 2019...
Missouri House approves scholarship for older adults
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missourians age 25 and older would be eligible for a new full-ride college scholarship to study high-demand fields under a bill passed by the state House.
Michigan State University multi-year campaign raises $1.83B
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says its more than seven-year fundraising campaign brought in about $1.83 billion.
The Lansing State Journal reports more than 250,000...
Man gets prison for cyberstalking Georgetown Law interviewer
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for cyberstalking a Georgetown Law School interviewer who didn't recommend him for admission.
New scholarship fund to help Bethlehem residents
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new scholarship fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will help residents in the town of Bethlehem pursue career training.
Rivier University funds 10 nursing scholarships
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Ten licensed practical nurses in New Hampshire will get a free opportunity to earn degrees necessary to advance their careers thanks to a generous gift to Rivier...
Donor honors newspaper shooting victims with scholarship
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given $5,000 for college scholarships from the Annapolis Police Department in honor of the five people killed at the Capital Gazette last year, allowing five students to receive $1,000 college scholarships.
The five were killed when a gunman burst into the newspaper offices in June.
Mississippi Senate to keep private school money through 2024
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state senators on Thursday voted to keep public subsidies alive through 2024 for special education students who attend private schools, overcoming some Democrats who were trying to kill the state's Education Scholarship Account program.
Former Tennessee collegian pleads guilty to changing grades
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former student at a private Tennessee college has pleaded guilty to downloading exams and changing grades to preserve his scholarship.
The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis said Tuesday that 20-year-old Michael Geddati has pleaded guilty to computer fraud.
Prosecutors say Geddati had a scholarship of $30,000 per semester at Rhodes College in Memphis. Continued use of the scholarship required him to maintain a certain grade point average.
The Latest: Whitmer endorses hands-free driving bill
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's State of the State speech (all times local):
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants Michigan to be the 17th state to adopt a hands-free driving law that restricts the use of mobile devices while driving.
The Democrat got behind the newly introduced legislation in her State of the State speech Tuesday night. Texting while driving is prohibited, but other uses of phones are allowed.
Bill would qualify non-Wyoming students for scholarship
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is closer to allowing a select number of students from neighboring states to qualify for its in-state college scholarship program.
The proposal passed an initial vote in the state Senate on Tuesday after earlier clearing the House.
The bill would allow as many as 24 students at any given time from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Utah to receive top-level Hathaway scholarships.
Browns gets $5M grant to help catalog, move museum pieces
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has received a $5 million grant that will allow the Ivy League school to fully catalog the collection at its anthropology museum in anticipation of a move closer to campus.
The grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology to create an accurate inventory of nearly one million artifacts, which are currently housed in Bristol.
Retired engineer leaves gift to West Virginia University
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University alumnus who died last year has left $2.3 million to the school.
WVU says the gift from Forrest D.L. Coontz will benefit students in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, adding to an endowed scholarship in his and his wife's names.
Rhodes scholar and ‘Dreamer’ attending State of the Union
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A recent Harvard University graduate who is the first so-called Dreamer to receive a Rhodes scholarship is attending President Donald Trump's State of the Union address as a guest of a New York congresswoman.
Democratic Rep. Grace Meng says she invited Jin Park to attend Trump's address Tuesday in the hope of bringing more attention to his plight and that of thousands of other young immigrants.
Ex-school counselor admits to changing daughter’s grades
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A former high school counselor in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to using a school computer program to inflate grades for her daughter in order to obtain college scholarships.
U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says 49-year-old Mellissa Krystynak of St. Lucie, Florida, entered the plea to a mail fraud scheme. The scheme occurred when Krystynak was a counselor from 2011 until 2017 at Greenbrier West High School, where two of her children attended.
Parson’s plan for Missouri adult tuition grants questioned
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's proposal to offer scholarships for adults to study high-demand fields received bipartisan pushback from state senators Tuesday.
Members of the Senate Education Committee questioned whether a new scholarship is needed, why the state should pay for that job training and which programs would be covered.
Record percentage of students earn Oklahoma’s Promise grant
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A record 73.6 percent of high school graduates who enrolled in the college access program Oklahoma's Promise last year completed the requirements to earn the scholarship, according to an Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education report.
There were 6,024 scholars who received the college tuition grant in 2018, The Oklahoman reported.
School choice backers tout scholarship tax credit proposal
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — School choice supporters in Kentucky are urging state lawmakers to support a tax credit program aimed at boosting private school scholarships.
House Majority Floor Leader John "Bam" Carney said Thursday that the proposal will be introduced when lawmakers reconvene in early February to resume this year's legislative session. Similar bills calling for a scholarship tax credit program died in previous years.
Maine university gets anonymous gift of more than $3M
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine university says it has received one of the largest donations in its history from a pair of anonymous donors.
University of Maine at Farmington interim president Eric Brown says the $3.225 million gift is the second largest donation it has ever received. The university says the gift will be used to create the Catalyst Fund at UMF.
Raimondo announces initiative to fight student hunger
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor has announced a new initiative to fight hunger among the state's school children.
Gov. Gina Raimondo, speaking at Monday's Rhode Island Ministers Alliance Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast in Cranston, said her "No Student Hungry" plan would maximize federal funds in an effort provide all eligible students with free or reduced price meals at school.
Xavier awarded $250K Coca-Cola grant
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coca-Cola Foundation is helping Xavier University of Louisiana's effort to recruit and retain black male students.
The university has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the foundation to help improve black male recruitment, enrollment and retention rates, and to lessen those students' financial burden.
The grant covers the University's XScape Fund, its general scholarships, and a new campus event dubbed the Magnificent Male Weekend.
Program promises scholarships to Cleveland school graduates
CLEVELAND (AP) — A national nonprofit group and local partners say graduates of the Cleveland public school system will be eligible for college scholarships.
School and community leaders and Say Yes to Education founder George Weiss announced the selection of the Cleveland Municipal School District for the program on Friday.
Ricketts unveils property tax package, prison funding plan
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts called on lawmakers Tuesday to approve a new property tax package and boost funding for Nebraska's prison system in the face of a looming state deadline to reduce overcrowding.
Ricketts unveiled the plans in his annual State of the State address that focused heavily on taxes while highlighting his new college scholarship initiative and a proposed tax exemption for military retirees.
Illinois starts second year of private school scholarships
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Nearly 5,500 students who received scholarships last year through Illinois' taxpayer-funded private school scholarship program will have to apply again as the program enters its second year, program officials said.
Big cabbage brings college cash for Mississippi child
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — An elementary school student in Mississippi has earned a $1,000 scholarship for growing a massive cabbage.
Rayne Byron tells WLOX-TV that she planted the cabbage in a tire and just kept fertilizing and watering the plant.
The cabbage finally weighed in at 23 pounds (10.4 kilograms). That's about 10 times larger than many cabbages.
NY couple recognized for helping dozens attend college
POUGKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A military veteran and a retired teacher have helped dozens of students in New York's Hudson Valley attend college through a scholarship program.
Eddie and Norma Ramirez of Poughkeepsie — the parents of two biological sons — say it feels like they have 142 kids.
East Tennessee State University expands military student aid
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University is expanding scholarships and waiving out-of-state tuition for military service members, their families and veterans.
According to the school, beginning in the spring it will offer 15 $1,000 scholarships each semester to military spouses or children. An additional 10 scholarships of $1,500 each will go to veterans who no longer receive GI Bill benefits.
Incoming military-affiliated students can also waive out-of-state tuition.
Midland University uses sport scholarships to up enrollment
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Midland University is looking for innovative ways to boost enrollment, including offering scholarships for activities such as shotgun sports, powerlifting and esports.
The university is recruiting students with scholarships in 32 competitive activities, which administrators have said is the largest number of varsity activities offered by any Nebraska college.
Ricketts to pitch Nebraska scholarship program to lawmakers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has unveiled a plan to provide scholarships for college students in a variety of high-demand fields.
Ricketts announced Monday he will propose a Nebraska Talent Scholarships program to lawmakers. It will provide $4,000-per-year scholarships for four-year students and two-year students.
Rhodes scholar and ‘Dreamer’ fears he can’t return to US
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — He became the first "Dreamer" to win the prestigious Rhodes scholarship, but for recent Harvard University graduate Jin Park, the joy of that achievement has given way to uncertainty.
The 22-year-old, who lives in New York City, risks not being allowed back in the country if he enrolls at the University of Oxford in England in the fall.
New Mexico Lottery rolls out new scratcher games
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Lottery is rolling out three new scratcher games for 2019.
The games announced Wednesday come as the lottery authority looks to boost ticket sales while pressure continues for more revenues to be funneled to the state's lottery-funded scholarship program.
The games range from $1 to $5 and involve matching numbers or symbols.