The State Press, an independent daily serving Arizona State University, reports news for homeschoolers thinking about higher education at in Arizona:
Without a guidance counselor or advisor to assist them, college-bound home-schooled students rely heavily on personal research for scholarship information.
A new measure in the Arizona Legislature is attempting to lend those students a helping hand.
Senate Bill 1280 would require all state universities to publish eligibility criteria for merit-based scholarships and to inform all students about these scholarships within a “timely manner.”
A law passed in 1999 requires state universities to provide fair access to merit-based scholarships, giving home-schooled students the same opportunity as public and private school students.
The new measure would add to the state statute, making it necessary for state universities to publish the minimum test score requirements for scholarship eligibility.
Sen. John Huppenthal, R-Chandler, the sole sponsor of the bill, said the legislation is attempting to create more fairness between home-schooled students and students from public or private institutions.
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