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Gov. Tom Wolf Proposes $200M In Scholarships To Come From Race Horse Development Trust Fund

“I am proposing a historic $200 million investment in scholarships for young Pennsylvanians attending our state system universities.”

When Governor Wolf delivered his sixth budget address to the joint session of the general assembly, that announcement drew applause.

A new $204 million tuition scholarship fund for students attending any of the state’s 14 owned universities. It’s called the Nellie Bly Scholarship. Good news for students.

The millions would come from the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Trust Fund. “And we’ll do that by re-purposing existing tax dollars that are right now flowing into the Horse Racing development Fund. Let’s bet on our kids instead of bankrolling race horse owners,” Gov. Wolf said.

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