90th General Assembly
Summary of SB1929
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HGHR ED-PUB SERVICE SCHOLRSHPS                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.  Creates  the      
   Direct   Service   Professions   Scholarship   Program   under   which      
   scholarships  based  on  academic excellence and financial need may be      
   awarded, from appropriations  made  for  that  purpose,  to  part-time      
   students   at  the  sophomore  level  or  above  who  are  pursuing  a      
   postsecondary course of study leading to a degree  that  will  qualify      
   them  for  full-time  employment in a public service career.  Provides      
   that a student may be enrolled at an Illinois  institution  of  higher      
   learning on less than a half-time student basis and still qualify as a      
   part-time  student.   Provides for renewal of a scholarship, which may      
   not exceed for any year  the  lesser  of  $2,000  or  the  recipient's      
   tuition, fees, and commuting expenses.  Adds other related provisions,      
   including  a  requirement that the recipient agree that within 5 years      
   following termination of the recipient's academic program, he  or  she      
   will work in full-time public service employment for at least one year      
   for  each  year  of scholarship assistance awarded.  Effective July 1,      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

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


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