February 13, 2013

Utah's Mormon Missionary Storm

David Montero, Salt Lake Tribune

The expected vacuum created by younger Mormon missionaries leaving Utah and depressing enrollment in the state’s universities could get a boost under a Senate bill that passed unanimously Tuesday.

Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, said SB51 would grant in-state tuition for high-achieving students from outside of Utah to help fill the void created by the new LDS Church policy enacted last year lowering the age for men and women to go on two-year missions to 18 and 19, respectively.

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TAGGED: Mormons, Higher Education, Utah, Mormon Missionary

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