Lottery takes shape | Arkansas Blog

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lottery takes shape

Posted By on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Speaker Robbie Wills told reporters today that he envisioned combining lottery money with the existing Arkansas Challenge Scholarship -- showing some $20 million in surplus money -- for a bigger scholarship for all students who earn a 2.5 in high school or who meet some other standard as a non-traditional student. The legislature hopes to build in a sliding scale for awards to allow the maximum possible scholarships depending on how lottery revenues come in. The scholarships would begin in fall 2010.

No word yet on new income limits for the bigger Challenge program.

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