Adult completer scholarship could take shape next week

The State Board of Education will start working out the details of a new college scholarship program next week.

The “adult completer” scholarship will provide money for older students who completed at least 24 college credits before “stopping out.”

The 2018 Legislature approved $13.5 million for the state’s popular Opportunity Scholarship program. The Legislature also authorized the State Board to move up to 20 percent of the money, or $2.7 million, into the adult completer scholarship that will launch on July 1.

“Over 3,700 high school seniors went to college or a career technical program last year with help from an Opportunity Scholarship,” State Board President Linda Clark said in a news release. “Now, we can increase the program’s reach and help adults eager to improve their career prospects through higher education.”

The State Board meets Wednesday and Thursday in Moscow.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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