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The Governor Proposes $14 million in Scholarship Money for Math and Science Students

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YAKIMA, Wa -  The governor is proposing $14 million in scholarship money for high schools students who want to study math or science in college.

The "College Success Foundation" says it will match that money if the scholarship program is approved. They'll fund it by buying guaranteed education tuition shares to provide four year scholarships for 500 students each year.

Davis senior Esteban Garza will study chemistry at Yale next fall.  He says this scholarship money will really help students in the future.

"I've been applying for many other scholarships, looking into work study when I go to college.  Maybe even some loans, so I could've definitely used the scholarship," says Garza.

If approved by the state legislature, the scholarship program will go into effect in 2010.

Garza will not be eligible, but he is a volunteer math and science tutor at Davis High School, so it's possible that he could help another student qualify for the scholarship one day.

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