West Virginia MetroNews- The Hope Scholarship Board voted Tuesday to process more than 180 applications that came in after the new program’s May 16 deadline.
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West Virginia Deputy Treasurer for of Savings Programs Amy Willard told the board most parents who applied late said they had become recently aware of the program.
“Where it’s a new program a lot of these parents have indicated that they simply weren’t aware of it,” Willard said. “I think that in future years the board might want to consider it differently once the program has been established.”