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Budget Summary FY2018

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70700065 - Massachusetts State Scholarship Program
Data Current as of:  12/6/2017

Account Description FY2017
7070-0065 Massachusetts State Scholarship Program
For a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts students enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing or any other approved institution furnishing a program of higher education; provided, that funds from this item may be expended on the administration of the scholarship program; provided further, that the commissioner of higher education, in coordination with the Massachusetts state scholarship office, shall follow adopted guidelines governing the eligibility for and the awarding of financial assistance; provided further, that funds from this item shall be made available for early educator scholarships in an amount not less than the amount made available in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that not less than $254,000 shall be made available to provide financial assistance for residents of the commonwealth enrolled at public higher education institutions to participate in the Massachusetts initiative with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

94,979,571 95,853,324

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended, and I am reducing this item to an amount consistent with my House 1 recommendation.