Extend Deadline For Scholarships

High school seniors are among those whose lives have been disrupted by the school employees’ strike in West Virginia. It comes at a particularly difficult time for those trying to make arrangements for the future.

Normally, the deadline to apply for state PROMISE scholarships is March 1. Submitting an application can require help from guidance counselors, who have not been available for more than a week.

Officials of the state Higher Education Policy Commission should extend the March 1 deadline for PROMISE applications.