Legislative Cuts Leave Alabama A&M Scholarship Students Without Funds

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Alabama A&M University is scrambling to find funds for 45 students expecting scholarship money that was cut by the state legislature.

According to Alabama A&M Vice President Wendy Kobler, the issue surrounds two-year transfer scholarships that are funded as part of the Education Trust Fund budget. The funding for those scholarships was cut when Gov. Robert Bentley signed the budget into law in June.

Kobler on Wednesday said Alabama A&M did not learn about the cuts until Tuesday -- the day before classes began for the fall semester.

The program calls for full two-year scholarships for students transferring to Alabama A&M or Alabama State from two-year state institutions.

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