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Scholarship case looks good

TRAVERSE CITY – A Traverse City college student has a court order and a state senator in her corner in her fight to win back a state-sponsored scholarship.

Teresa Becker, a senior at Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti, sued the state in January after it revoked her $2,300 award from Michigan’s Competitive Scholarship Program because she declared a theology major.

State law prohibits students majoring in theology, divinity or religious education from receiving the aid.

In July, Becker’s case was strengthened when an order handed down from a U.S. District Court judge in Detroit prohibited the state from enforcing the provision. Read more…

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