Bush Seeks More Money for Pell Grants and Black Colleges

Venturing into policy territory that Democrats have dominated for years, George W. Bush, the Republican presidential nominee, last month proposed big increases in spending on Pell Grants and historically black colleges.

Under the Pell Grant plan, which he announced at a high school in Portsmouth, N.H., students in their first year of college would be eligible to receive a maximum grant of $5,100. Students in their second year of college and beyond would be