Wisconsin lawmakers want to make the UW’s merit scholarship permanent.
The State Assembly yesterday approved a plan that would remove the deadline for the scholarships. Lawmakers created the merit scholarship back in 2018 with an end-date of this year. State Representative Tyler August says since its creation, the merit scholarship has handed-out over one-and-a-half million-dollars to nearly 300 freshmen across the UW System. The plan at the Capitol will continue the scholarship into the future. Yesterday’s vote was unanimous, 96-0.