The West Virginia State Legislature is currently in session, and with that comes the proposal of new bills. The Young Republicans and Young Democrats clubs at George Washington High School have taken an initiative to compose a bill for proposal in a joint effort to help the bright young minds of our state.
Collaboration between the two clubs was in the spirit of political amicability and a want to help the youth of West Virginia. The collaborative bill that they are proposing is the “Promise Plus Bill” (Senate Bill 477). Its purpose is to create a Promise scholarship that will cover full in-state tuition at West Virginia’s public colleges. The acceptance standards for the scholarship would be more rigorous than those for the regular Promise scholarship, but with that comes the extra scholarship money. For every year that a student would accept the scholarship, they would be required to stay in West Virginia.