JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - Missouri's Bright Flight Scholarship will be fully funded for the state's top-scoring students this year. That is according to the Missouri Department for Higher Education.
This is the first time the scholarship will be fully funded since the 2009-2010 academic year.
Students will see a $500 increase in the scholarship amount for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Students could receive up to $3,000 to attend a an eligible Missouri college or university.
Last year's scholarship award was $2,500. It is based on funding approved by lawmakers.
Around 6,100 students are expected to receive the scholarship.
For more information about the Bright Flight Scholarship, visit this website.