January 19, 2021

Gov. Phil Bryant wants free community college in the state budget

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is trying once more to get community college scholarship funding in the state budget, specifically $7 million to allow students to attend for free.
Though it’s unclear how many students would benefit, Bryant says it could “position Mississippi for long-term growth and sustainability” by equipping students with the skills they need to get good-paying jobs and pursue “meaningful careers.”
Bryant introduced the Mississippi Works Scholars program Wednesday, along with his other budget recommendations for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins July 1.