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Sat October 12, 2013
No Consensus From Lottery Scholarship Task Force
A state task force looking for ways to keep New Mexico's lottery-funded college scholarship program from running dry has held its last meeting without coming up with any recommendations.
Scholarship costs are growing faster than lottery revenue in part because of tuition increases.
Proposals to increase eligibility requirements or cut back on the number of semesters the scholarship covers weren't well received at Friday's meeting.
That likely puts the scholarship's money troubles into the hands of the Legislature, which convenes in January.
New Mexico students now qualify for a scholarship covering tuition if they enroll in a public college or university in the state after graduating from high school, attend full time and maintain a 2.5 point grade point average.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com
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