TOPS may expand to encourage student achievement

By Joby Richard

While a legislative task force is considering a proposal to reduce funding for some TOPS scholarships, it also is being asked to expand the program in other ways.

One task force member, Sen. Mack “Bodi” White Jr., R-Baton Rouge, would like to let students at community and technical colleges keep their scholarships if they transfer to four-year universities. And Sen. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans, says the state should give four-year students who initially fail to qualify for TOPS a second chance if they do well in their first two years in college.

Read the story in The News Star.

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