Governor wants $1M for inner-city scholarship effort

TRENTON – Gov. Christie in today’s budget address called for creation of a program to benefit inner-city students.

“To make sure this commitment to higher education is spread to every corner of the state, I ask you today for $1 million to help create a new Governor’s Urban Scholarship Program – to help provide students in New Jersey’s inner cities the opportunity they need to succeed,” he said.

In addition, he said: “More broadly, this budget also proposes an increase of over $28 million above last year for student financial assistance, the bulk of which is a 10% increase in funding for tuition aid grants.”

Governor wants $1M for inner-city scholarship effort