Editor’s note: This news story appeared Tuesday on West Virginia’s wchstv.com.
With the deadline for applications approaching, more than 2,000 students in West Virginia have been awarded the Hope Scholarship education savings account for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, the state Treasurer’s Office said.
The Hope Scholarship provides families with public money to help pay for private or religious schools or to home-school their child. The scholarship amount varies each school year. For the 2022-23 year, it will be nearly $4,300.
The program is facing a legal challenge. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of several West Virginia parents is seeking a judgement and an injunction against the Hope Scholarship program.
A news release from the state Treasurer’s Office said the application period for the upcoming 2022-23 school year will remain open through May 16. As of April 29, the Treasurer’s Office had awarded the Hope Scholarship to 2,236 West Virginia students.
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