Scotland cancels college bonus for poor students

06/28/2010 | Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), The

The Scottish government plans to scrap a bonus programme meant to help students from low-income families attend college. Education officials say more students are choosing to continue their education during the global recession, putting a strain on government resources. Liam Burns, president of the National Union of Students Scotland, said the move would "take hundreds of pounds out of the pockets of tens of thousands of the poorest students in Scotland."

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