The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship — awarded each year to qualified Nevada high school graduates — added special appropriations in 2013 in addition to proceeds from the state’s unclaimed property division and an annual tobacco settlement. Millennium Scholarship pays up to 12 non-remedial credits per semester — up to $80 per credit at eligible universities and up to $60 per credit at community colleges. The requirements are rather stringent — a 3.25 or higher grade-point average in high school and successful completion of the state’s core curriculum, along with proficiency in all areas of the state high school exam included. Since its inception in 1999, the Millennium Scholarship has helped 25,000 students earn degrees from a Nevada institution of higher learning. Around 5,000 high school graduates activate the scholarship each year.