Senate committee against lowering GPA for lottery scholarships - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Senate committee against lowering GPA for lottery scholarships

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An amendment to lower the cumulative grade point average needed to maintain a lottery scholarship failed along party lines in the Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee.

Goodlettsville Democrat Joe Haynes proposed the measure to a comprehensive bill sponsored by Republican chairwoman Jamie Woodson of Knoxville.

Students currently must be enrolled full time in college, have a GPA of at least 2.75 after their freshman year and a cumulative 3.0 GPA for subsequent years to keep the merit-based scholarship. 

Haynes proposed permanently lowering the retention GPA to 2.75, as opposed to one that would lower the GPA through a student's junior year, then bump it back up to 3.0 for the senior year.

Read the full text of SB0611 on the General Assembly's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

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