AN IMPORTANT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP.
COULD CHANGE DRASTICALLY UNDER A BILL CONSIDERED AT
THE STATE CAPITOL.
I'M ERIC FRANKE.
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AND I'M MICHELLE LI.
IT WOULD CUT THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS GETTING MONEY.
NEARLY IN HALF...
NEWS THREE POLITICAL REPORTER JESSICA ARP EXPLAINS
THE SCHOLARSHIP HAS BEEN GIVEN OUT FOR 25 YEARS...
AND WAS CAPPED IN THE 90S...
LAWMAKERS SAY IT'S TIME TO
MAKE THE AMOUNT MORE MEANINGFUL...
BUT DECREASE THE NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS TO MAKE IT
NAT OF TEACHER
IN ADVANCED CERAMICS...
CLAIRE VAVRUS IS MOLDING THE FACE OF AN ACTOR...
SHE'S HOPING HER HARD WORK IN CLASS AT MONONA GROVE...
IS REWARDED WITH A SCHOLARSHIP THAT COULD MOLD THE
FACE OF HER FUTURE.
its pretty competitive to be number one or two or
even three or four depending on whoever is going to
a wi s chool or not but its pretty competitive :49
NAT FROM ELIJAH CLASS
COMPETING WITH HER.
IS ELIJAH ISENBERGER...
HARD AT WORK IN A-P PSYCHOLOGY.
THEY'RE BOTH IN THE RUNNING FOR AN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
A 2250 DOLLAR AWARD GIVEN TO 800 OF THE STATE'S TOP
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ACROSS THE STATE.
its a pretty big amount of money because i think its
2250 right now and thats how much i made working the
whole summer so its a significant amt to me at least
and every little bit helps
BUT AT LEAST ONE LAWMAKER DISAGREES...
ARGUING THE STATE NEEDS TO INCREASE THE SCHOLARSHIP
TO *50 PERCENT* OF TUITION AND FEES...
BUT DECREASE THE NUMBER OF THEM BY NEARLY HALF.
those higher performers, this dollar amount isnt doing
anything and is not doing as much as it could or should
and thus we are losing the best and brightest from
this state, call it brain drain, call it what you
THAT MEANS MONONA GROVE WOULD GET ONE SCHOLARSHIP...
INSTEAD OF TWO.
IS SECOND IN LINE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP AT HER SCHOOL...
AND DEBATING BETWEEN WISCONSIN AND PURDUE.
i think that would mostly mean that im out of the
running so i might take a bigger look at purdue and
see what more they have to offer
ISENBERGER IS LOOKING AT MADISON, HARVARD AND STANFORD...
AND SAYS THE NEW DOLLAR AMOUNT.
WOULD BE HARD TO TURN DOWN.
especially when you're talking about these are the
best of the best in wisconsin and they have a lot
of other options
REPRESENTATIVE STROEBEL SAYS LAST SCHOOL YEAR 357
STUDENTS OFFERED THE SCHOLARSHIP DECLINED...
AND IT'S UNCLEAR WHY.
AT MONONA GROVE.
THE TOP STUDENT IN THE HIGH SCHOOL DIDN'T APPLY TO
ANY IN-STATE SCHOOLS AND WON'T BE ELIGIBLE...
THE STATE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AIDS BOARD.
WHO ADMINSITERS THE SCHOLARSHIP SAID TODAY THEY HAD
CONCERNS ABOUT REDUCING THE NUMBER OF AWARDS...
THE BILL WILL STILL NEED A VOTE IN COMMITTEE BEFORE
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