New Lawmaker Introduces Dual Credit Scholarship Bill
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A freshman lawmaker is pushing a new bill that would give state scholarships to Idaho high school students who graduate with college credits as long as they also have a matching private scholarship.
Republican Rep. Ryan Kerby of New Plymouth introduced the bill Wednesday to the House Education Committee. He says the goal is to attract more students to attend Idaho public colleges. According to the bill, students who have 10 or more college credits would receive a $1,000 scholarship for two years.
The scholarship amount doubles for students with 20 or more college credits. However, each state scholarship would need to be matched by a private sector scholarship. The committee agreed to introduce the legislation but some raised concerns that the bill excludes private and homeschool students.