New Mexico's tribal colleges seek scholarship eligibility

Posted at: 01/22/2013 11:40 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Tribal colleges in New Mexico want their students to have the same eligibility for the state's lottery scholarships as students attending state colleges and universities.

The tribal college presidents are seeking legislative action to approve both changes, and a bill to make the tribal colleges' students eligible for lottery scholarships has been introduced by Democratic Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon of Milan.

The four tribal colleges also want the same reimbursements that other public higher education institutions get for courses that count for both high school and college credit.

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