SB 66 Establishes a tuition grant program for children of deceased military members
Sponsor: Coleman
LR Number: 0052S.01I Fiscal Note: 0052-01
Committee: Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws
Last Action: 3/1/2005 - SCS SBs 66 and 175 Voted Do Pass S Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws Committee(0052S.03C) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SCS/SBs 66 & 175 - This act creates a scholarship program for the children and spouses of deceased veterans.

Under the provisions of this act, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education will provide up to 25 tuition grants to the surviving spouses and children of any member of the military who was killed in the line of duty and who was, at the time of enlistment and death, a citizen of Missouri. The tuition grants are also available to the surviving children of Missouri veterans who are disabled due to combat service.

The grants will pay fifty percent of the survivors’ tuition costs, the actual cost of books, and up to two thousand dollars per semester for room and board.

The act delineates specific eligibility criteria for both the recipients and the higher education institutions.

The Coordinating Board will administer the program.

DONALD THALHUBER