The hope scholarship program was created in 2009 as a way to provide scholarships to low-income college students who are not eligible for federal financial aid.
But its funding has been cut from the Department of Education over concerns that it encourages more people to enter the U.S. illegally.
The program has seen a steep decline in enrollment since then.
According to a 2016 study by the National Center for Education Statistics, there were just 9,000 students who applied for the program’s $10 million grant in 2017.
What’s going on?
The hope scholarship was created to help students who were unable to attend a public college because of the financial hardships they faced due to a health condition or other reasons.
But critics say the program has been too generous to students who have already completed college and have struggled financially to do so.
The hope scholarships were originally designed to provide financial aid to students whose parents couldn’t pay for college.
But a number of factors led to its demise, including the administration’s failure to address the high cost of tuition at public colleges and universities, as well as the need to ensure the students who receive the grant receive a fair opportunity to attend college.
Why it matters: The hope scholarships are meant to help low- and moderate-income students.
But the money has been used to subsidize college costs for millions of other students, who are often students of color.
While the program was designed to help needy students, some argue that its success has been largely driven by the generosity of its recipients.
How to apply: To apply for the hope scholarship, a student must:1.
Be a student enrolled at a public or private college or university in the U