Published: Apr 25, 2013 9:34 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 25, 2013 11:26 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.-  WINK News has learned that eight Edison State College employees will not have their contracts renewed. 

One of those employees worked for the college for the last 29 years and was the director of the Hope Scholarship. 

The Hope Scholarship is a program for at risk students, and is being phased out by the college.  Most of Edison's staff are on yearly contracts which expire June 30th.