New Missouri State Scholarship for Low Income Students

1 decade 5 months 6 days ago January 19, 2007 Jan 19, 2007 Friday, January 19 2007 Friday, January 19, 2007 7:07:46 PM CST in News
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 SPRINGFIELD -  Missouri State University officials say low-income students will benefit from a new scholarship program that will cover their tuition, books and other fees. Planned for a fall 2007 launch, the Missouri State Promise program will give scholarships to first-time freshmen and transfer students with associate degrees who are at or below the poverty level. The university's Board of Governors still has to give final approval. Missouri State President Michael Nietzel expects to recommend the program to the board in March. The scholarships will cover whatever expenses are left after a Pell Grant or other form of aid is applied. Missouri State also will give the students up to $800  per year for books.

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