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Nevada’s Millennium Scholarship Loses Luster

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Millennium Scholarship doesn’t go nearly as far these days as it once did to help eligible high school students attend college.

When the program began in 2000, the $2,400 scholarship covered all of a student’s annual in-state tuition and fees. But higher education officials told an interim legislative committee Thursday that after a series of recent tuition hikes, the scholarship today only covers 29 percent.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports many students who are eligible are not activating their scholarship, and university officials believe many of Nevada’s brightest students may be leaving the state to attend college.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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