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Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 : 7:12 a.m.

Eastern Michigan University proposes a $2.3M increase in scholarship money next year

By Kellie Woodhouse

The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents will vote today on whether to increase university-funded scholarships by $2.3 million next year.

The school is proposing $36 million in scholarships funded by its general fund, up from $33.7 million awarded this year.

The proposal would increase academic scholarships by about $2 million and athletic scholarships by $290,000.

University spokesman Geoff Larcom said if the additional funding is approved, it will mark a 68 percent increase in scholarship funding from fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2013.

The regents also discussed EMU's reliance on tuition dollars and its $4.6 million budget shortfall. They approved a $30 million capital outlay request as well.

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