About 200 fewer first time PROMISE
scholarship recipients are enrolled at West Virginia's college and universities
Higher Education Policy Commission data show there are 3,104
new PROMISE students attending classes. That's the lowest level in four years.
Commission Chancellor Paul Hill tells the Charleston Daily
Mail that several factors contributed to the decline. They include the total
number of high school seniors, high school graduation rates, college-going
rates and academic preparedness.
A total 9,769 PROMISE scholars are enrolled this fall, down
by about 50 from last year.
The scholarship pays $4,750 of tuition for in-state students
who maintained a B average in high school and scored at least a 22 composite on
the ACT. Students must maintain a 3.0 average in college to keep the
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