Missouri’s Bright Flight scholarship to be fully funded for top students

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Missouri’s Bright Flight scholarship will be fully funded for top students this year for the first time since the 2009-10 academic year, officials with the state Department of Higher Education announced Friday.

Students receiving the Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship, more commonly referred to as Bright Flight, also will see a $500 increase in the scholarship amount for the 2014-15 academic year.

Students who score in the top 3 percent on the ACT or SAT college entrance exams are eligible to receive $3,000, the maximum scholarship amount, to attend a qualifying Missouri college or university. Last year’s scholarship amount was $2,500; the awards vary from year to year based on funding approved by the Missouri Legislature.

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