Missouri lawmakers believe that the expansion of top student scholarships, possibly could add a forgivable loan component to the Bright Flight program, keeping students in the state after graduation.
Southeast Missouri State University has developed 85 new scholarships along with increasing the amount of 60 existing ones.
Bright Flight, Access Missouri recipients will get more help from state.
Nearly two dozen graduates at Covenant House Missouri in St. Louis have learned they’ll leave the program with full scholarships to the college of their choice.
“We really have to examine why we’re spending $364 million on tuition waivers,” Cullerton said
Decades-old perk has been criticized as political reward.
He plans to eliminate state-university scholarships that legislators give away, many times to students with ties to campaign contributors.
Students receiving certain scholarships at Missouri colleges and universities this year will be getting near the bare minimum allowed under state law.
Quinn is trying to end the practice of lawmakers handing out college scholarships.
The money will be used for undergraduate scholarships.