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Tennessee Lottery may run short on scholarship funds in 2006
Tennessee's lottery could be short of money to fund college scholarships within a couple of years if current projections of lottery revenue are correct, an analysis by the state treasurer has found.By the end of the 2006 fiscal year, the scholarship fund will be $13 million in the red, and the shortfall will be larger in subsequent years, the treasurer's analysis shows.This means legislators may have to cut the amount given for scholarships or tighten eligibility so fewer students receive them, ...
May 6, 2004, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. lottery scholarship standards under scrutiny
Some Tennessee students who qualify for the first lottery scholarships this fall may be slipping through a window that won't be open long.Current law says high school students with either a 3.0 grade point average or a 19 score on the ACT college entrance exam qualify for one of the lottery scholarships, which range from $1,500 to $4,000 a year.The first version of the lottery scholarship bill that passed last year required both a 3.0 GPA and a 19 on the ACT, with the standardized test score int ...
Apr 26, 2004, 7:00 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery yields $64M for scholarships
Tennessee Lottery officials gave the state nearly $64 million Thursday to fund college scholarships.The transfer of $63,774,000 from the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. to the bank account for scholarships represents the profits since the first scratchoff tickets were sold Jan. 20. It's the most exciting day in our history, lottery CEO Rebecca Paul told members of the Tennessee State Funding Board. The money comes from profits on $231.6 million in sales through March 31.She said the lottery e ...
Apr 16, 2004, 9:26 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia to scale back lottery-funded HOPE program
The nation's most sweeping lottery-funded scholarship program was reined in Wednesday by Georgia lawmakers, who trimmed the popular HOPE scholarships out of fear they will soon cost more than lottery revenues can provide.The scholarships which cover books, fees and tuition for B students at state schools will get new qualification rules in response to warnings the program is growing out of control.The scholarships cost $21 million in 1993, the first year. This school year, the state expects to s ...
Apr 8, 2004, 6:02 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee lottery sends record number of students to college
Jill Carter, a senior at Cheatham County Central High School in Ashland City, will be part of what's shaping up to be the largest college freshman class in state history.The surge of students is being driven by Tennessee's new lottery scholarships. Without them, Carter and many other high school seniors wouldn't have a chance to attend college. If I didn't get that lottery scholarship, I wouldn't have the money to go, said Carter, who has been accepted at Austin Peay State University in Clarksv ...
Mar 29, 2004, 4:30 am - Lottery News forum

New Mexico students rally against lottery proposal
Eastern New Mexico Universitys student body president, along with student leaders from across the state, are opposed to a change to the states lottery scholarship that won approval this week from the Commission on Higher Education.The commission this week, during a meeting in Santa Fe, approved a move that would take $2 million out of lottery reserves and use that money for need-based financial aid.Gov. Bill Richardson has proposed taking more than $2 million from the lottery scholarship for tha ...
Feb 9, 2004, 6:00 am - Lottery News forum

Record lottery sales prompt questions about need to cut HOPE
Record sales figures show the Georgia lottery is hotter than ever, prompting some legislators to question whether they need to cut the HOPE scholarship program this fall.Ticket sales of $1.3 billion from July through December 2003 were $71 million more than the same period the previous year, a 5 percent increase, state lottery officials said Wednesday.And ticket revenue continues to grow. January sales also were up $7 million over last January, despite competition from the new Tennessee lottery, ...
Feb 5, 2004, 6:21 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Students Can Begin Applying for Lottery Scholarships
Today is the first day for high school students to begin applying for Tennessee lottery scholarships.Students can submit their application for Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships (TELS) using a free federal student aid program to qualify for up to $4,000 in scholarships per academic year.Tennessee is using a federally-sponsored program called Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, to determine students eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and financial aid. ...
Jan 2, 2004, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum

Marketing scholarships a challenge for Tennessee Lottery
Myron Oglesby-Pitts imagines advertisements for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship on TV screens, billboards, hot-air balloons and buses.She can see herself and staff members driving a HOPE Hummer, a Humvee that could navigate the hills and valleys of the state's 95 counties, giving high school students and guidance counselors an impressive symbol of a college education made more affordable by lottery revenues.All of those things, she said, might be necessary to get the word out about requirements ...
Nov 3, 2003, 6:45 am - Lottery News forum

Home-schooling advocates debate legality of lottery
State Attorney General Paul Summers has been asked to rule if Tennessee's lottery-funded scholarship program is unconstitutional for making home-schooled students meet higher standards to receive a scholarship than formally educated students. State Rep. Glen Casada, R-College Grove, made the request Wednesday. He said requiring home-schooled students to score a minimum of 23 on their ACT to qualify while other students must score only a 19 is discriminatory and unfair. Proponents of a lottery di ...
Oct 24, 2003, 3:57 am - Lottery News forum