New program a true investment

A new program approved just last winter by West Virginia legislators is up and running. Good for state officials for not letting it get bogged down in bureaucratic red tape of the kind that often delays implementation of new programs.

The initiative, West Virginia Invests, will pay community and technical college tuition and fees for eligible students. One key to it is students getting the grants must have exhausted other sources of help, including state and federal programs.

Participants also must pass regular drug tests and agree to remain in West Virginia for two years after getting their degrees.

If you are interested, check the program out on its website, wvinvests.org.

It is a true, long-term investment in the futures of Mountain State young people. As such, it is taxpayers’ money spent very well.

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