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110 ILCS 947/67

    (110 ILCS 947/67)
    Sec. 67. Illinois DREAM Fund Commission.
    (a) The Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall establish an Illinois DREAM Fund Commission. The Governor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, members to the Illinois DREAM Fund Commission, which shall be comprised of 9 members representing the geographic and ethnic diversity of this State, including students, college and university administrators and faculty, and other individuals committed to advancing the educational opportunities of the children of immigrants.
    (b) The Illinois DREAM Fund Commission is charged with all of the following responsibilities:
        (1) Administering this Section and raising funds for
    
the Illinois DREAM Fund.
        (2) Establishing a not-for-profit entity charged with
    
raising funds for the administration of this Section, any educational or training programs the Commission is tasked with administering, and funding scholarships to students who are the children of immigrants to the United States.
        (3) Publicizing the availability of scholarships from
    
the Illinois DREAM Fund.
        (4) Selecting the recipients of scholarships funded
    
through the Illinois DREAM Fund.
        (5) Researching issues pertaining to the availability
    
of assistance with the costs of higher education for the children of immigrants and other issues regarding access for and the performance of the children of immigrants within higher education.
        (6) Overseeing implementation of the other provisions
    
of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
        (7) Establishing and administering training programs
    
for high school counselors and counselors, admissions officers, and financial aid officers of public institutions of higher education. The training programs shall instruct participants on the educational opportunities available to college-bound students who are the children of immigrants, including, but not limited to, in-state tuition and scholarship programs. The Illinois DREAM Fund Commission may also establish a public awareness campaign regarding educational opportunities available to college bound students who are the children of immigrants.
    The Illinois DREAM Fund Commission shall establish, by rule, procedures for accepting and evaluating applications for scholarships from the children of immigrants and issuing scholarships to selected student applicants.
    (c) To receive a scholarship under this Section, a student must meet all of the following qualifications:
        (1) Have resided with his or her parents or guardian
    
while attending a public or private high school in this State.
        (2) Have graduated from a public or private high
    
school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in this State.
        (3) Have attended school in this State for at least 3
    
years as of the date he or she graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma.
        (4) Have at least one parent who immigrated to the
    
United States.
    (d) The Illinois Student Assistance Commission shall establish an Illinois DREAM Fund to provide scholarships under this Section. The Illinois DREAM Fund shall be funded entirely from private contributions.
(Source: P.A. 97-233, eff. 8-1-11.)