Tulane moves to reform legislative scholarship program

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Posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:32 PM

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Legislature hasn’t exactly rushed to embrace many of the proposals drawn up this spring to reform the controversial, 130-year-old program that lets each legislator give one lucky student a full scholarship to the prestigious university each year.

So Tulane has taken on the task itself.

University officials Wednesday unveiled two major changes to the program that they will implement next year — changes that should broaden the pool of applicants for the scholarships and improve the transparency of the program, which often has been criticized as an insider’s game.

Read the full story from our partners at The New Orleans Advocate

 

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