2.00 Dollar Dream

Karriem A. Bennett with the Hechinger Report, posted a young scholars letter addressed to Louisiana Rep. Nancy Landry after receiving her two dollar scholarship award from TOPS.

My name is Karriem Bennett, and I am a graduating senior of the class of 2017. I am also a registered voter. I was one that was counting on TOPS to assist me with the high cost of tuition. I worked hard all through high school, met the required ACT score, surpassed the required GPA, while working part-time jobs and dedicating over 900 hours to community service. I was awarded $2.00 for TOPS, a dollar a semester. I was devastated when I saw my financial award letter. I feel betrayed by the State of Louisiana.

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