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City contributing to university program

July 26, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

The city of Hagerstown is contributing $25,000 to a scholarship program for University System of Maryland at Hagerstown students.

A nonprofit group called The Magnolia Foundation first requested the contribution last year, but the city council showed little interest.

On Tuesday, the council approved the idea 4-1.

Councilwoman Penny M. Nigh said she doesn't favor supporting a "part-time" college when other "full-time" colleges, namely Hagerstown Community College and Hagerstown Business College, don't get city funding. She defined "part-time" as a school that students don't attend immediately after high school.

Nigh voted "no" to the scholarship contribution, which will be made over a five-year period.

Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire said neither of the other schools is within the city limits.

Councilwoman Alesia D. Parson-McBean noted that Hagerstown Business College is a private school.

Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said The Magnolia Foundation is part of the Waltersdorf-Henson Challenge Campaign.

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