College students sue to maintain designated Alaska scholarship fund
January 13, 2022
Four students have sued to force the state to maintain a designated fund that provides university scholarships, challenging a decision by the administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy that emptied Alaska’s $410 million higher education trust fund last year.
The change in policy from previous governors eliminated a source of reliable funding for college financial aid, forcing the scholarships to rely on legislative appropriations from the state general fund, same as any other state expense.
The Alaska Higher Education Investment Fund provided financial support for Alaska Performance Scholarship...