West Virginia Legislature: Keep your PROMISE!
The West Virginia Legislature should keep its PROMISE to the students of our great state. By creating the PROMISE Scholarship, our state made a commitment to providing affordable higher education to hard working, in-state students. By signing this petition, you support maintaining the current PROMISE Scholarship award, length and renewal that covers the full tuition and mandatory fees at any public college or the average equivalent dollar amount at a private college for up to two or four years depending on the degree sought by the student. This petition is against House Bill 2834 and Senate Bill 373, which seek to cap the maximum amount of the annual award at $4500. If these bills pass and are signed into law, there is no guarantee that the PROMISE will cover full tuition and fees. Please, contact your West Virginia representatives and those in the House and Senate Education Committees about keeping their PROMISE and commitment to the scholarship that provides West Virginia students with affordable higher education. Please visit the West Virginia Legislature Web site at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/ for information about your representatives that serve on the House and Senate Education Committees and for the full text of House Bill 2834 and Senate Bill 373. Please sign today to maintain the current PROMISE Scholarship and to urge our legislators to STOP House Bill 2834 and Senate Bill 373!