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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Delaware city councilman against other council members over the parceling out of taxpayer money for scholarships and other discretionary spending by each member.

Wilmington City Councilman Samuel Guy filed the lawsuit after learning last year that he was not allocated any money for discretionary spending while other newly elected or re-elected council members who took office last January were.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay Trust says it's seeking applicants for $12,500 worth of awards and scholarships.

The Annapolis-based nonprofit organization said Wednesday it's accepting applications and nominations until Dec. 5 for teacher of the year, high school or college student of the year, and the Honorable Arthur Dorman Award.

The Dorman award, named for a former chairman, goes to a high school or college student of color who motivates and inspires others and participates in environmental or community improvement.

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Delaware State University will be welcoming those students known as Dreamers.

These are the children of undocumented immigrants who were not born in this country.

The university joined with TheDream.US that provides privately-funded scholarships after President Obama issued his executive order allowing these children to stay in the country.

His order authorized them to access to such things as documents for work and a drivers’ license.

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The Delaware Republican party has come out with a new plan to reduce poverty.

There are 11 different initiatives.

WBOC reports that one would allow an individual or group to get a tax credit for donating money to a scholarship for low income students at private schools.

But Terri Hodges, president of the Delaware Parent Teacher’s Association, told the television station that this amounted to a voucher system.

The overall plan emphasizes tax credits for such things as poverty housing, scholarships and apprenticeships.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan says the state will provide scholarships to students who finish high school in three years or less.
The governor signed an executive order on Wednesday creating the $6,000 scholarships.
Hogan says it's a smart use of tax dollars. That's because the state can reallocate money it would have spent on the student's last year in public high school to help with the first year of college instead.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Rep. John Carney has launched a website to help Delaware residents find their way through the college financial aid process.

The site, launched on Wednesday, will provide information on scholarships, grants and loans and ways to save for higher education.

Carney, a Democrat, said that the cost of college is rising at an unsustainable rate.

The website can be reached through Carney's home page: .

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Wilmington University is focusing a new scholarship program on homeless students from Delaware public schools.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the program will provide $1,000 each academic year to supplement students' financial aid.

The university will work with school districts to help identify students eligible for the program set to begin this fall. They must qualify academically and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.