Arizona Regents -- Over Objections -- Keep Scholarships

March 15, 2009

The Arizona Board of Regents has voted to maintain a popular scholarship program for students who achieve certain testing scores, despite a request from university presidents to eliminate it, The Tucson Citizen reported. The presidents of Arizona State University and the University of Arizona had argued that the funds ($27.5 million) would be better spent elsewhere and that the students who earn the scholarships have access to other sources of financial support. But in a rare snub of a public request by presidents, the regents voted to keep the awards.

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