USU to Honor Mistaken Scholarships

USU to Honor Mistaken Scholarships

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(Logan-AP) -- Hundreds of prospective students awarded scholarships by Utah State University by mistake will get the awards after all.

USU officials say the school was sending announcements for full-tuition four-year scholarships to recipients of the Dean's Scholarship Award and the students who qualified for the half-tuition award also got the full scholarship award letter.

They found out about the mistake almost immediately but are deciding to honor it anyway.

School officials blame a computer glitch for the mix-up but say the mistake turned out to be a good investment.

The 380 students accepting the award are making it the strongest freshmen class in the history of the school with average test scores and grade point averages higher than ever.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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