91st General Assembly
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HGH ED-MERIT SCHOLARSHIP-90TH                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.  Changes  the      
   7th  semester cumulative grade point average required to qualify as an      
   eligible applicant for a merit recognition scholarship to at or  above      
   the  90th (from at or above the 95th) percentile of the student's high      
   school class, and for a student from  a  non-recognized  high  school,      
   changes  the  cumulative  score  on  the ACT to qualify as an eligible      
   applicant to at least  5  points  above  the  statewide  mean  average      
   cumulative  ACT  score  (from  at  least  7 points above the statewide      
   average cumulative ACT score).  In a provision  concerning  allocating      
   scholarships  when  funds  are  insufficient  to provide all qualified      
   students  with  a  scholarship,  changes  certain   figures   in   the      
   determination  of  the percentile placement of qualified students from      
   non-recognized high schools.                                                
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          110 ILCS 947/30                                                      
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          110 ILCS 947/31 new                                                  
          110 ILCS 947/25 rep.                                                 
          110 ILCS 947/30 rep.                                                 
        Deletes  everything.   Amends  the   Higher   Education   Student      
   Assistance  Act.   Creates  the  Illinois Merit Scholarship program to      
   award $1,000 scholarships to  qualified  students  without  regard  to      
   financial  need, to be administered by the Illinois Student Assistance      
   Commission.  Repeals provisions concerning the State  scholar  program      
   and  the  merit  recognition  scholarship  program.  Effective July 1,      
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          110 ILCS 947/25 rep.                                                 
        Changes the name of  the  scholarship  from  the  Illinois  Merit      
   Scholarship   to  the  Merit  Recognition  Scholarship.   Removes  the      
   provisions that repeal the State scholar program.                           
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0128

   Last action date: 99-07-16

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   2


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