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The Detroit Free Press reports:
Gov. Jennifer Granholm's plan to increase the Michigan Merit Award scholarship to $4,000 for students who complete at least two years of college cleared a big hurdle Tuesday and was headed for final approval in the state House.Just two thoughts:
The full $4,000 would be paid only to students who complete either two years of a four-year degree program, or earn a two-year associates degree at a community college. The first $2,000 would be given during the first two years.
Granholm has said that paying half of the scholarship after two years of college will discourage students from dropping out.
The scholarship would also be available to students who don't score well on the state high school graduation test but who maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average in college (out of 4.0).
- This is not exactly a scholastic award for high achievement.
- This is not exactly a grant for economic need.