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Published October 19, 2013, 01:32 PM

ND lawmaker says panel looking at scholarships

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A state lawmaker says a North Dakota legislative panel may take a closer look at which students should receive state-funded college scholarships.

By: Associated Press, WDAY

ND lawmaker says panel looking at scholarships

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A state lawmaker says a North Dakota legislative panel may take a closer look at which students should receive state-funded college scholarships.

The Minot Daily News reports that Sen. Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks says questions have arisen about providing scholarships based on merit instead of on financial need.

The North Dakota Academic/CTE Scholarship Program gives students state-funded scholarships based on grades, including those in required courses. Scholarships are awarded for up to $1,500 a year, with up to $6,000 available over a college career. The state also provides some funding for tuition grants based on financial need.

Holmberg told a Minot Area Chamber of Commerce panel the Legislature's Interim Higher Education Committee may discuss whether more funding should go to tuition grants for students who need financial help.

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