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WV Hope Scholarships Benefit Students

May 17th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

State Treasurer Riley Moore, who serves as chairman of the Hope Scholarship Board, today announced more than 6,300 West Virginia students’ families applied to receive the Hope Scholarship education savings account for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.  “We have seen a surge of interest in the Hope Scholarship this year,” Treasurer Moore said. “That tells me West Virginia families have a strong interest in educational freedom and school-choice options, and our Office has been proud to help empower them to pursue the educational opportunities they believe will work best for their children.”  As of Monday, May 15, the deadline to apply, the Office had received 6,323 Hope Scholarship applications for the academic year that begins this fall. The Office received roughly 3,600 applications last year, approving approximately 3,200 prior to a legal injunction that halted further processing. About 2,200 students ended up using the Hope Scholarship for the current academic year after that injunction was lifted.