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Tennessee grants fewer lottery scholarships than projected
Tennessee's HOPE scholarship program gave out fewer grants in its first year than state officials had expected.Some 30,000 Tennessee students attending college in-state this fall received the lottery-funded scholarships.But at one point it was projected that as many as 45,000 students would receive grants from the new scholarship program.Officials said the estimate was too high because it relied on inaccurate federal government projections of the number of high school graduates in the state.Also ...
Nov 30, 2004, 7:26 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery produces $110 million in scholarships
Tennessee education officials took in early returns on the state's lottery scholarship program and began looking at ways it could be massaged in future years.Roughly 36,000 students have been given HOPE scholarships so far, awards worth $3,000 a year at four-year schools and $1,500 at community colleges. Roughly 10,000 Wilder-Naifeh grants have been given out at technology centers, the Task Force on Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships was told Thursday. Those grants award $1,250 a year to s ...
Sep 3, 2004, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery HOPE bill adds $4.5 million for schools
While legislators devised a way to say millions of dollars in the HOPE scholarship program, they added a cost of $4.5 million that will benefit students who attend private schools part-time.The annual $1,500 scholarships will go for the first time to about 3,000 students taking six to 11 credit hours each semester, according to state estimates.Some legislators who voted for the HOPE funding package, which was approved by the Legislature but has not yet been signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue, say they ...
May 12, 2004, 6:43 am - Lottery News forum

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