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Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship At FSU Results Being Seen

August 11th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Back in January, the Allegany County and Frostburg State University President Jonathan Gibralter signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship at FSU, benefiting students from Allegany County and funded by revenues to the county from the Rocky Gap Casino Resort.  The results of that effort are now being seen. The commissioners designated 25 percent of the revenue the county receives to benefit Allegany County students attending FSU. The funds, paid quarterly, will establish a pass-through scholarship through the FSU Foundation, Inc. No less than 90 percent of those funds will be distributed to local students each year, with the remainder, if any, to be placed in an FSUF Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship Endowment Fund. County Commissioners President Mike McKay announced Thursday that FSU has awarded close to $117,000 in scholarships as a result of the program…

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