Bill advances, requiring scholarship recipients to step it up

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  • TDowEsq Heber City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 9:56 p.m.

    These scholarships are awarded to students for their work and achievement in high school and already have a minimum collegiate hurdle that is acceptable. The value of the award has changed regularly because of budgetary constraints and need not be amended further.

  • Jigsaw Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    The current requirement of 12 credit hours is considered full time in the eyes of the State and Universities. To suggest that students are "lollygagging" by not taking 15 credit hours per semester is a complete lack of understanding. The New Century Scholarship is no where close to a full-ride. This means that students are still having to fork over hundreds of dollars per semester for textbooks and in many cases room & board or transportation to school. Heaven forbid they need a few bucks every now and then to go to a movie or go on a date. Very few students take more than 12 credit hours because they are also working, some full-time some part-time. If this is passed, coupled with the recent drop in scholarship amount, the scholarhip isn't even worth pursuing anymore. A student would be better off working a little more. Thanks Utah legislators for turning a blind eye to reality and taking more options away from students trying to do the right thing in getting a degree. Once again we show that education is very low on the priority list in this state.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 10, 2013 3:50 a.m.

    Why are scholarships being handed out to less than full time students? The GPA minimum should be a given on any grants or scholarships and if this has not been a requirement when they scholarships were granted then they cannot pull the students out in the middle of the contract. Why is the colleges and the states and business being allowed to defraud the tax payers out of our primary education funding?

    The Utah education system is trying to short change the tax payers and students of an education to fund colleges and the tragic misappropriations are beginning to show and it does not bode well and the more we see the more fraud and lies are being incorporated by the state and private college funding scams.