27 House members and Sen. Johnny Key have filed a bill to trim lottery scholarships to cope with lagging revenues.
As filed, the legislation ends two-track scholarships for two-year and four-year students. Instead, it would give $2,000 scholarships to students with fewer than 27 semester hours of credit; $3,000 for those with between 27 and 58 credits; $4,000 for 58 to 88 credit hours and $5,000 for those with more than 88 hours.
The bill seems to cover any college student at a two- or four-year college. (One wonders if the perpetual student could keep drawing $5,000 forever.) Currently, four-year students get $4,500 and two-year college students get half that