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Missouri Expands A+ Scholarship Program

Missouri Expands A+ Scholarship Program

By Erika Brame. CREATED Jul 16, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri education officials plan to expand a scholarship program to some high school students who came to the US illegally before their 16th birthday.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education says those students will be eligible to participate in the A+ program, which gives qualifying students to receive two free years of tuition at a Missouri community college.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the program will be opened to students who have applied with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" status.

Erika Brame

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Erika Brame joined KTTS News in 2014. In addition to being a part of the KTTS 24-Hour News Center, she also teaches communication classes at Missouri State University.