Cardinal Institute Celebrates Hope Scholarship Becoming Law


DATE: March 29th, 2021



Amanda Kieffer, Communications Director at Cardinal Institute for WV Policy

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Cardinal Institute Celebrates Hope Scholarship Becoming Law


Charleston, W.Va – The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy celebrates Governor Justice signing the Hope Scholarship program into law in West Virginia. It will be the nation’s most inclusive education savings account program – accessible to over 90% of the state’s students.


The program will go into effect July 1st, 2022 and applications will open up on March 1st, 2022. Families will be able to use the Hope Scholarship to create an education experience tailored to each of their individual children’s needs. This is a paradigm shift in how West Virginia can live up to its promise to provide equitable education opportunities for all students.


“As West Virginians, we often long for something about which we can be proud on a national stage — Mountaineer or Marshall Athletics, Chuck Yeager, or the New River Gorge. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Hope Scholarship qualifies on that level,” said Garrett Ballengee. “Finally, with this program becoming law, West Virginia is a national leader in its approach to K-12 education by placing front-and-center what’s most important: children. The Hope Scholarship will open up opportunities to generations of West Virginians who, prior to the Hope Scholarship becoming law, would not have been able to access an education best suited to his or her learning needs. This is a historic day for West Virginia, and we should all be very proud.”



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