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Expanding Scholarship Eligibility Being Examined

(Michigan City, IN) - Michigan City officials are looking for ways to give city funded college scholarships to more students.


Officials say just 20 or so students a year have received $5,000 a year scholarships for post-secondary education since the program funded with riverboat money started in 2017.


Qualifications include having a 2.5 grade point average when graduating from high school and living within the city limits.


The families of students must also be homeowners.


Councilman Paul Pryzbylinski says students from rented homes should also qualify.


Right now, parochial school students are not eligible for the scholarships and Councilman Don Pryzbylinski feels that should also be changed.


Just 20 or so scholarships have been issued annually despite Michigan City High School having more than 300 graduates each year.


A workshop has been called to discuss potential changes which would have to be presented and voted on by the city council to take effect. 

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