Allegany County Directs Casino Revenue to College Scholarships, Reaching Hundreds of Students

Hundreds of college students can pursue their college studies thanks to county scholarships funded by casino revenue, as reported by the Cumberland Times-News.

As reported,

Of the first $800,000 of slots revenue paid to the county by the Rocky Gap Casino Resort, 45 percent goes to the ACM [Allegany College of Maryland] Foundation and 25 percent to the Frostburg State University Foundation to fund the scholarships. The scholarships are available to Allegany County residents.

Allegany County Commission President Bill Valentine, who also serves as Vice Chair of MACo’s Education Subcommittee, was quoted in the article,

Helping students obtain a college degree is “key to our economic success in the next few years,” said Allegany County Commission President Bill Valentine on Thursday. Valentine made his comments during a presentation by college officials about the scholarships at the commission’s business meeting.

For more information, see the full story from the Cumberland Times-News.

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