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State Legislative Scholarships Could Be Eliminated

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) plans to reform or possibly abolish the General Assembly scholarship program when the legislature returns to Springfield in January. “We don’t know what those reforms could be. It could be anything from streamlining the process, creating a uniform process, or it could be complete abolishment. But we’re not going […]

Someone has to pay for the millions of dollars in scholarships state legislators dole out each year – and that ends up being the rest of the students who attend Illinois’ public universities. For the 2007-2008 school year – the most recent data available – the state’s public universities gave 1,509 legislative scholarships worth an […]

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Dozens of college graduates receive free tuition each year to dental, law and medical school through the Illinois legislative scholarship program, saving each winner thousands of dollars at the expense of their classmates. Over the last five years 1,256 legislative scholarships were given to graduate students, worth $17.6 million, according to annual reports compiled by […]

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