Cheyenne, WY (AP) - The state House has agreed to increase the Hathaway Scholarship award by 10 percent.
When Senate File 55 left the Senate, it had a 5 percent increase.
Supporters of the higher amount say the scholarship fund can handle the 10 percent increase.
The idea behind increasing the award is to keep pace with rising college tuition and fees.
The Hathaway Scholarship award has not been increased since it was first started in 2006.
The bill faces two more debates on the House floor.
Representatives also gave initial approval to a separate bill that allows Hathaway Scholarship money to pay for summer and winter break courses.
The scholarship is awarded to Wyoming residents based on their academic performance.
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