Politics blog: Gov Jindal will fully fund TOPS _lowres

Associated Press file photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Though the Jindal administration is looking at cutting governments 15 percent to 20 percent, cutting healthcare budgets and slashing state support for colleges and universities, TOPS will not be touched.

The popular merit-based scholarship, Taylor Opportunity Program for Students will be fully funded, the state Division of Administration said in a press statement Friday. TOPS pays tuition and some fees qualified students to the state’s public universities and colleges.

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