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Fri., Jan. 25, 2013, 8:30 a.m.

Idaho Scholarships Lag Far Behind

Idaho’s state scholarship programs for college students lag far behind most states in the region, Mike Rush, director of the Office of the State Board of Education, told the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee this morning.  “Idaho has, I think, the second-lowest amount of need-based scholarship money in WICHE’s western 15 states,” Rush said, in response to a question from Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, about how Idaho’s scholarships stack up. Idaho grants about $30 per FTE, or full-time student, Rush said. The state of Washington’s comparable figure is about $800. “So we’ve got a long ways to go”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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