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Are California's Jeopardized Middle Class Scholarships Worth Saving?

By Jessica Calefati, CALmatters

The $300 state grant Devon Graves got his senior year at Cal Poly Pomona was only enough for gas and groceries — it didn’t make his $20,000 in student loans any easier to manage. Still, it meant a lot to the teen from Murrieta, a commuter town on the edge of Riverside County.

“This award was a symbol of the state’s support for my education, and that symbolism meant more to me than the amount,” said Graves, who did not qualify for any other financial aid before becoming one of the first recipients of a taxpayer-funded Middle Class Scholarship in 2014.

Read the complete story at CALmatters.