High ACT scores could soon qualify students for Millennium

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow students to qualify for the state's Millennium Scholarship with their ACT scores, not just with good grades.

The Nevada Senate voted unanimously on Sunday to pass AB150, which was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Lynn Stewart. The bill already passed the Assembly unanimously, and now heads to the governor.

Stewart said the bill would allow bright students who are "late bloomers" and didn't do well early in their high school career to take advantage of the scholarship. It requires the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education to set a minimum qualifying ACT score.

Existing law requires students to have a high school grade point average of 3.25 to qualify for the money.

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