90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0660
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DEBOLT TEACHR SHORTGE SCHLSCHP                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.   Establishes      
   the  David A. DeBolt Teacher Shortage Scholarship Program to encourage      
   academically  talented  students,  especially  minority  students,  to      
   pursue teaching careers in teacher shortage disciplines.  Provides for      
   administration of the  program  by  the  Illinois  Student  Assistance      
   Commission.   Sets  forth basic eligibility and priority or preference      
   criteria for awarding scholarships under the program.   Provides  that      
   each  scholarship  is  to  be  in an amount sufficient to pay tuition,      
   fees, and either room and board or commuter allowance costs, up to  an      
   annual  maximum  of  $5,000.   Limits  recipients to 8 semesters or 12      
   quarters of scholarship  assistance.   Requires  a  recipient,  before      
   receiving  scholarship  assistance,  to  agree  to  teach  in a public      
   elementary or secondary school in a teacher shortage discipline for  a      
   period  of  not  less  than  one  year  for  each  year of scholarship      
   assistance awarded.  Contains other  related  provisions.    Effective      
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0201

   Last action date: 97-07-24

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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