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Florida Universities May Push For Summer Scholarships


Florida's state university system may ask legislators to expand the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program to cover summer courses.

This week, the Board of Governors plans to discuss whether to ask the Legislature to set aside nearly $50 million so eligible students can use the scholarship for classes taken during summer terms. Currently, Bright Futures scholarships can only be used during the fall and spring semesters.

Gov. Rick Scott has previously advocated expanding the program to summer classes but legislators have been unwilling to go along with the idea.

The Board of Governors is meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Sarasota.

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