Gov. Nixon proposes new Bright Flight incentive for high-achieving students who stay and work in Missouri
• Bright Flight Boost will encourage Missouri’s best and brightest to pursue 21st century careers in the Show-Me State, Governor says
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City to announce his plan to enhance Missouri’s Bright Flight scholarship program and encourage more high-achieving students to stay and work in Missouri after graduating from college. The Governor said that with an additional $15 million in his balanced budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015, Bright Flight Boost would offer Bright Flight scholars the option of receiving an additional $5,000 per year on the condition that they pursue employment in Missouri after they graduate.