Louisiana's Department of Education says a record number of graduates have met the requirements necessary to receive a TOPS award. The news comes as representatives are scheduled to debate bills Thursday that would change the state's scholarship program.
High School Seniors are graduating all over Acadiana right now, and many are uncertain what the future of their education holds regarding Louisiana's TOPS program. Today, Louisiana's Education Committee will meet to discuss raising the GPA requirement for the program.
My son is a high school senior, and my stomach lurched when the Louisiana legislature essentially laid waste to the TOPS program. Like many parents, I am searching for alternate ways to pay for college. His guidance counselor gave us the link to a nifty website featuring several odd scholarships I didn't know about! Who knew they offered a scholarship just for being funny? Or tall?