Ariz. regents vote to keep AIMS scholarships going

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Regents discussing future of AIMS scholarships

TUCSON -- The Arizona Board of Regents has voted unanimously in Tempe to retain the AIMS scholarship program at the state's three universities.

The program provides tuition waivers for high school students who surpass standards on the 10th grade test, Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards, or AIMS.

Arizona State University initiated a proposal to eliminate the scholarships but all three universities now want them cut as of 2010 to save money since the state doesn't fund them.

Regents turned their proposals down Friday.

But they told the university presidents to provide options for keeping the scholarships going at next month's meeting. There could be more discussion about cutting or modifying the program.

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