CMU's admissions director out of a job after students mistakenly awarded full-ride scholarships

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MT. PLEASANT (WWJ) -- An admissions director is out of a job after 58 prospective students were mistakenly told they'd won full-ride scholarships to Central Michigan University last weekend.

The university said the message, which told unqualified students they won a Centralis Scholars Award, went out inadvertently last weekend as staffers were testing out a new messaging system.

The scholarship is based on merit and is a full-tuition scholarship, which traditionally awards room and board, money toward books and supplies, and a $5,000 study away award.

The university apologized for the error and offered the students the equivalent of a full-tuition scholarship, not including room and board.

It's not clear if the admissions director has resigned or was fired.

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