Louisiana Political News Wire
Senate OKs military TOPS extension
by Koran Addo - Advocate (excerpt)
The Louisiana Senate voted 35-0 to approve a measure on Thursday that would extend military membersí eligibility for their TOPS scholarships.
Under current law, high school graduates who join the military have one year after completing their first tour in the armed forces to enter college in order to use a TOPS scholarship.
In the legislation sponsored by state Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, veterans can enroll in public universities and colleges on TOPS scholarships up to one year after their active duty ends.
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