Gov. Nixon Increases Bright Flight, Access Missouri College Scholarships
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon announced an increase in the award amount for two of Missouri's college scholarships. Gov. Nixon also endured one program will remain fully funded.
The Bright Flight Scholarship program award will increase $250, from $1,750 to $2,000 per scholarship. The program will benefit approximately 6,100 graduates.To be eligible for the Bright Flight Scholarship, a Missouri student must be a U.S. citizen and have a composite score on the ACT or SAT standardized test in the top 3 percent of all Missouri students taking those tests.
The Access Missouri scholarship program will see each of its three maxmum award levels increase by up to 3 percent depending on the student's school.
Missouri's A+ scholarship program will remain fully funded. Missouri students can earn a scholarship to cover tuition costs and academic fees for two years at any public two-year community college or technical school in the state.To be eligible, stduents must perform 50 hours of tutoring or mentoring and meet academic achievement, conduct and attendance requirements. Gov. Nixon said there is a record number of students participating in A+.