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Commentary: Pink ear muffs and scholarships

Commentary: Pink ear muffs and scholarships

By John Guy TheStatehouseFile.com Whether pink ear muffs or scholarships, this rule applies, literally: “Tis better to give than to receive.” Some years ago, the two youngest opened gifts from Grandma who was sitting in the corner chair. Out popped traditional ear muffs, pink, maybe suitable for a two-year-old, but embarrassing for anyone older, especially […]

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GOP House agenda: Roads, education & drug prevention

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Although this year’s session is just 10 weeks long, the House Republicans are determined to accomplish their top four priorities. “You won’t see too much that will shock you because we have been talking about these things since October,” House Speaker Brian Bosma said. “Our top priorities are roads […]

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State tax credit cap reached for K-12 scholarship donations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State tax credits available for K-12 tuition through Indiana’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program maxed out on Tuesday. Credits are currently capped at $7.5 million but will go up over the next two years to $8.5 million and $9.5 million, respectively. The program is funded by private donations. “This year Hoosiers […]

Commentary: Growing gap between giving and need

Commentary: Growing gap between giving and need

By John Guy TheStatehouseFile.com To give is more blessed than to receive, and a lot more fun, especially if the gift is an uneconomic scholarship. The annual rite of giving scholarships is starting in the club rooms, offices and living spaces of persons designated by private groups to select scholarship winners. First, they get the […]

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Indiana JAG students win $10 million in scholarships

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier students won more than $10 million in scholarship funds through Indiana’s Jobs for America’s Graduates program in 2014 – leading the nation in postsecondary money awarded. JAG is a state-based national non-profit organization focused on helping students overcome barriers to graduation. ”The role Jobs for America’s Graduates plays […]

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15 to Finish campaign seeks on-time college degree completion

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State higher education officials are trying to help students graduate from college in four years with a campaign urging them to take enough credits every semester. “Indiana’s ‘15 to Finish’ campaign will drive home the importance of students completing at least 15 credit hours per semester in order to […]

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Legislators debate how to keep college students on track to graduate

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers are trying to decide whether to require college students to take 30 credit hours per year to keep their scholarships so they don’t fall behind the goal of graduating in four years. Language in a House bill did just that. But it was changed in the Senate so […]

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Legislation overhauls state scholarship programs

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a bill Monday to overhaul two state scholarship programs so they focus more on getting students through college in four years. House Bill 1348 – approved 77-18 – impacts the Frank O’Bannon Grants and 21st Century Scholars, the two programs through which the General Assembly primarily […]

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House takes controvesrial scholarship provision out of remediation bill

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House amended a remediation bill Tuesday so that it won’t strip scholarship money from students who graduate from high school through waivers. House Bill 1005 is meant to push schools to identify and help students in danger of failing to graduate and prevent graduates from needing remedial classes […]


State to host webinar about higher education scholarships, grants

By Jesselyn Bickley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Learn More Indiana will host an offer a webinar at 10 a.m. on Friday to provide high school students and their families with information about scholarships and state grants to help them learn how to get money for college. “For many families, cost is the biggest barrier to attending […]

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