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2020 Graduates May Still Be Eligible For PROMISE Scholarship

High school seniors who graduated this year can still qualify for the Promise Scholarship if they take an ACT or SAT exam by Dec. 31.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission on Monday voted to provide students with additional flexibility as opportunities for standardized testing remain unclear because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Students who are part of the class of 2021 can qualify for the scholarship by taking an exam by Aug. 31, 2021.

The commission earlier this year suspended the GPA requirement for renewing the Promise Scholarship, Higher Education Grant, Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program and Engineering, Science & Technology Scholarship, which will be in effect through the 2020-2021 academic year.

Requirements to qualify for the scholarship have not changed.

The commission on Monday also voted to drop the college-ready assessment standard for the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program.

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