Dartmouth will account for state aid in agreed to in 1800s

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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 12:24 PM

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has agreed to provide an annual accounting of how it keeps promises made in the 1800s to help needy New Hampshire students.

In 1807, the state gave the private Ivy League school a plot of land on the condition that income produced from it be used to educate indigent New Hampshire students. In 1883, the Legislature gave Dartmouth $10,000 to invest in a perpetual fund for poor students from New Hampshire.

Rep. Renny Cushing, a Hampton Democrat, questions whether the college upheld its end of the deal and has filed new legislation to hold it accountable. But at a hearing Tuesday, college officials said they've reached an agreement to submit annual reports to the state.

The college provided nearly $3 million in scholarships to New Hampshire students last year.