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Budget Summary FY2017

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70700065 - Massachusetts State Scholarship Program
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

Account Description FY2016
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 adopt guidelines governing the eligibility and the awarding of financial assistance; provided further, that not less than $100,000, in addition to the $154,000 program dollars expended for the Washington Center - Massachusetts Initiative Internship program from this line-item in fiscal year 2016, shall be expended for the program in fiscal year 2017; and 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 2016

95,520,041 95,632,559

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.