Monday, March 13, 2017

Universities Turning Away Say Yes Students?

According to Say Yes Guilford Advisory Council Member, Cheryl West Smith, Colleges and Universities limit the number of Say Yes Scholarship students they are willing to accept each year and are turning away students attempting to use Say Yes funding.

Ms Smith, who represents the Guilford County Council of Parent Teacher Associations and has worked side by side with top Say Yes Guilford organizers, local school administrators, and elected leaders, said the following in a Facebook thread at Greater Greensboro Politics last night.

"The funds were available. But there are schools like High Point University that will only take 10 "Say Yes Scholarships". That's their rule, not Say Yes."

She then went on to blame students for the problems of Say Yes Guilford as can be seen in the screen grab below.

Is it true, are colleges and universities really turning away students because of Say Yes? Or is Ms Smith not giving us the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?