Wyoming Lawmakers Nix GPA Incentive for Scholarship Program
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have decided against giving college students more state scholarship money for high grades.
The Joint Education Interim Committee voted 8-5 against the proposal Thursday in Cheyenne.
The bill would have enabled students to boost Hathaway Scholarship funding by maintaining a 3.75 GPA for two consecutive semesters.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports some lawmakers worry GPA-based incentives would be unfair for students seeking certain degrees.
Students can use the Hathaway Scholarship at the University of Wyoming or any in-state community college.
The bill would have increased the amount awarded through the scholarships by $3.6 million annually.
Democratic Sen. Chris Rothfuss, of Laramie, says he would rather use the increase for more scholarship funding overall.