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Public Act 097-0799





Public Act 097-0799
SB2818 EnrolledLRB097 14105 KTG 58775 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Children and Family Services Act is amended
by changing Section 8 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 505/8)  (from Ch. 23, par. 5008)
    Sec. 8. Scholarships and fee waivers. Each year the
Department may select from among the youth children under care,
youth who aged out of care at age 18 or older, or youth or
children formerly under care who have been adopted or are in a
guardianship placement the subsidized guardianship program, a
maximum of 48 students (at least 4 of whom shall be children of
veterans) who have earned a high school diploma from a public
school district or a recognized nonpublic school or a
certificate of general education development (GED), or who have
met the State criteria for high school graduation; the youth
completed 4 years in an accredited high school; the children
selected shall be eligible for scholarships and fee waivers
which will entitle them to 4 consecutive years of community
college, university, or college education. Selection shall be
made on the basis of scholastic record, aptitude, and general
interest in higher education. In accordance with this Act,
tuition scholarships and fee waivers shall be available to such
students at any university or college maintained by the State
of Illinois. The Department shall provide maintenance and
school expenses, except tuition and fees, during the academic
years to supplement the students' earnings or other resources
so long as they consistently maintain scholastic records which
are acceptable to their schools and to the Department. Students
may attend other colleges and universities, if scholarships are
awarded them, and receive the same benefits for maintenance and
other expenses as those students attending any Illinois State
community college, university, or college under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-608, eff. 6-30-98.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/13/2012