Pa. Republican lawmakers shun Gov. Shapiro’s proposed higher education consolidation and pitch their own plan

Republicans pitched their own, multifaceted approach to dealing with the state’s higher education challenges. Two centerpieces were a pair of financial enticement programs designed to lure post-secondary students into fields of study that produce workers in high demand in the state.

One proposed program, dubbed the Build PA Scholarship, would give grants of up to $5,000 a year to students enrolled in studies aimed at a high-priority industry. Those receiving the grants would have to agree to stay in Pennsylvania after graduation and work for 15 months for each school year in which they received a grant.

Read more from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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