Michigan Passes Increase to Merit Scholarships

Michigan students may get more money from the state to help them pay for college.

A plan to increase Michigan’s merit award scholarship to $4,000 passed a house appropriations committee Tuesday.

Governor Jennifer Granholm is lobbying hard for the bill, but Republicans are concerned about how the state will pay for the increase.

Right now, the state gives high school students, who do well on standardized tests, up to $3,000.

If approved, the increase would be available to the class of 2007.

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