Tennesseans Don't Like Options Being Considered
MTSU Poll: Leave Scholarship Alone for Now
(AP) More results from the latest MTSU Poll out this week.
A total of 640 Tennesseans were surveyed by phone; taking their pulse on political, social and economic issues.
Poll Director Ken Blake says the survey included questions about the state lottery funded scholarship.
Tennessee lawmakers met on Wednesday to consider ways to prevent the scholarship program from going broke.
State officials say it could run out of money in a little over a decade. Most of the scenarios being discussed would cut the number of students eligible or how much money they get.
One option lawmakers are strongly considering would reduce scholarship awards if students don't meet both the high school grade point average and ACT eligibility requirements.
Dr. Blake says poll numbers suggest Tennesseans want the program left alone for now.