LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It looks like the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will have less money for college scholarships in the next fiscal year.
Bishop Woosley, director of the lottery, said he expects there to be $89.5 million in the year ahead, which is about $500,000 less than the current year's budget.
This announcement comes at the same time that the legislative committee that oversees the Arkansas Lottery received an update on scholarship awards for college students.
On Wednesday, Interim Higher Education Department Director Shane Broadway said the deadline to apply for scholarships was last Saturday.
While traditional students should find out in a timely manner if they received scholarship money and in what amount, it could take longer for non-traditional students to receive that information. That's because there is a $12 million cap on money for non-traditional students.
"My message to them is always make plans," he said. "That money may not be there if you're looking to attend in the fall. Those dollars may not be there but if they are, great!"
Broadway said if you have questions about the scholarship or application, contact the lottery by emailing them at ADHE_Info@adhe.edu .