John Edwards Scholarship Program At Greene Central Ending

The scholarship program started by former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards that has sent rural high school graduates to college for free is ending after a three-year run.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that the College for Everyone program at Greene Central High School in eastern North Carolina will end this year. The pilot program has sent 190 Greene County students to college and cost $600,000 in the first two years.

Program director Pamela Hampton-Garland says the program was designed to last three years.

It was started in 2005, the year after Edwards was the Democratic vice presidential candidate.


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  • by Anonymous Student at Greene Central Location: Greene County on Nov 1, 2008 at 10:16 AM
    This really makes me mad.... my college fund was possible ended, because of an affair... don't politicians have anything better to do...um maybe like helping people and being a good role model... that's there job right!
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 3, 2008 at 05:35 PM
    Well, he surely cannot continue the program beyond the original three years....he is going to need all of his remaining cash to pay for his divorce and alimony.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2008 at 04:17 AM
    Can't you read AB. It says the program was designed to last three years, and it did. Nothing was snatched away!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 31, 2008 at 02:23 PM
    You shouldn't be so critical, after all, he helped 190 students go to college!! I would guess they are very grateful.
  • by AB Location: Walstonburg on Jul 31, 2008 at 02:00 PM
    Well, that's nice get the kids hopes up and snatch away the money. Guess that's the problem with rural schools they're guinea pigs for political advancemnt. Still hoping for that Vice Presidential candidacy, if you get it I know I'm voting for McCain.
  • by wendy Location: goldsboro,nc on Jul 31, 2008 at 01:48 PM
    Humm,Guess he went broke trying to keep up with Hillary.What a darn shame.Oh they say,no child left behind?Give me a break!!!!!!!!
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