College scholarships in limbo in tussle over ‘Promise’

Students in Michigan have letters from the state ‘promising’ them the Michigan Promise Scholarship awards, but the scholarship could be eliminated.  According to the Detroit News, more than 96,000 students are still unsure of whether the state will honor their Michigan Promise Scholarship.  The students earned the state-funded merit scholarship — worth up to $4,000 — but lawmakers in Lansing haven’t come up with the money for the program. Facing a $1.8 billion state deficit, the Michigan Senate voted in June to eliminate the $140 million program, but the House and the governor’s versions of the higher education budget include funding for the popular scholarship.

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