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Plan to reduce Idaho scholarships approved

BOISE — The Idaho State Board of Education has approved a plan to cut a scholarship program designed to help high school graduates attend college by $100.

The move was in response to state budget cuts, which trimmed the nearly $4 million state appropriation for the Promise Scholarship program by more than $235,000.

The Idaho Legislature created the scholarship program in 2002, limiting the scholarships to $600 a year to high school grads in their first two years of college.

About 9,200 college students were scheduled to receive a $500 Promise Scholarship this year; those students will now get $400.

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