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Governor: The Opportunity Scholarship program is a public-private partnership that provides scholarships to students who have received their high school diploma or GED in Washington state and are pursuing a four-year degree in science, math, technology, engineering or health care. To date, the state has provided $30 million to match private contributions to the program. Additional funding is provided to expand the scholarships available and match private contributions.
House: Funding is provided for state match requirements in FY 2016 and expected state match requirements in FY 2017.

Senate: The Opportunity Scholarship program is a public-private partnership that provides scholarships to students who have received their high school diploma or GED in Washington State and are pursuing a four-year degree in science, math, technology, engineering or health care. To date, the state has provided $30 million to match private contributions to the program. Additional funding is provided to expand the scholarships available and to match private contributions. The legislature will evaluate subsequent appropriations to the opportunity scholarship program based on the extent that additional private contributions are made, program spending patterns, and fund balance.