LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas lottery commissioner says some lottery scholarship money could be used "to buy a cheeseburger at Sonic" and that the money should be limited in its use. Commissioner John Campbell III of Hot Springs says he's worried about the policy of state colleges to return excess scholarship money to the student.
The student can then spend the money in any manner chosen. Campbell told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that lottery-financed scholarships should only cover tuition, fees and books. State higher education officials say students who get only a lottery scholarship won't have much - if any - money left over.
Students who receive additional scholarships are limited to their schools estimated cost of attending - which includes food and personal expenses.