Senate Passes Robinson’s Bill to Expand Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program, Boosting Access to Higher Education in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Legislation to expand the Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program was passed by the Senate today, according to the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37).

Senate Bill 1152 would expand the popular Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to good students to cover the cost of post-secondary education. The bill would increase household income limits from $126,000 to $175,000 and allow students with at least a 2.5 GPA to qualify, making more students eligible for assistance.

“I am thrilled to sponsor legislation to expand the popular Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program, which helps students be able to better afford higher education opportunities,” Robinson said. “I hear from my constituents constantly about the struggle of student loans and debt just because they want to further their education. Senate Bill 1152 will be a breath of fresh air for these individuals, their families and our communities.”

The legislation is part of the Senate’s Grow PA bill package, aimed at helping more young people in Pennsylvania pursue post-secondary education and career training. The reform plan includes seven bills designed to make Pennsylvania more competitive in attracting and retaining students for college, certificate programs and job-training courses.

It now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Allison Dutrey

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