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VCU Awards All In-State Students Scholarships

June 28, 2022

Virginia Commonwealth University approved a one-time scholarship for all in-state undergraduates, equal to the 3 percent increase in tuition for next year.

VCU president Michael Rao said, “Based upon the state’s generous support, we are better positioned to provide these one-time scholarships to in-state undergraduate students. This will be difficult financially, but we believe it is the right thing to do.”

The university acted after Governor Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, urged all public colleges that planned tuition increases for next year to reverse them. “Our families, especially middle-class families, are just feeling the pressure right now with rising costs,” Aimee Guidera, the secretary of education, told The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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