SB 572 Creates an educational grant for children and spouses of veterans killed in combat
Sponsor: Coleman
LR Number: 3409S.01I Fiscal Note: 3409-01
Committee: Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws
Last Action: 1/24/2006 - Hearing Conducted S Pensions, Veterans' Affairs and General Laws Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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SB 572 - Under the provisions of this act, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education will provide up to twenty-five 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 grants will pay up to fifty percent of the survivors’ tuition costs, the actual cost of books up to five hundred dollars per semester, and up to two thousand dollars per semester for room and board, and will continue to be awarded annually to those selected recipients who maintain certain standards of academic performance.

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

The Coordinating Board will administer the program.

This act is similar to SCS/SB 66 & 175 (combined) (2005).

ALEXA PEARSON