Bush Proposes $1-Billion Increase in Pell Grants for Math and Science Students

The Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush last week proposed increasing spending on Pell Grants by $1-billion over five years for students who take college-level mathematics and science courses in high school.

Under the Texas governor's plan, those students would receive $1,000 more than other Pell Grant recipients, in their first year in college, to pay college expenses. Currently, the maximum Pell Grant is $3,300.

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