|HB 0046||Establish the General Assembly Scholarship Program|
|Sponsor:||BLAND||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||03/02/95 - Reported Do Pass H Education-Higher Comm.|
HB0046 Bland, Mary
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HB 46 -- General Assembly Scholarship Program
This bill establishes state funded scholarships equivalent to incidental fees and other required fees to any public college or university in the state for certain students. Qualifications for the student are listed in the bill and include residency, successful completion of a core curriculum, high school graduation with a minimum 2.5 GPA, extracurricular activities, a composite score on the ACT of at least 18 on the 1989 version or its equivalent, and certain financial needs. For purposes of this scholarship program students from families with an annual adjusted gross income of less than $25,000 are eligible for a full scholarship, students from families with an annual adjusted gross income of $25,000 - $35,000 are eligible for a partial scholarship on a sliding scale, and students whose families have an annual adjusted gross income of more than $35,000 are not eligible without a showing of hardship because of large medical bills.
The bill sets requirements for a student to maintain the scholarship. These include participation in a work study program. The Coordinating Board for Higher Education is designated to administer the program and make necessary rules and regulations.