|Posted:||January 31, 2013 12:59 PM|
|From:||Senator Lisa M. Boscola|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Establishment of an Academic Excellence Scholarship Program|
|In the near future, I plan to reintroduce legislation to establish an academic excellence scholarship program, and I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor.
This bill provides financial incentives for high-school students to attend college and stay in Pennsylvania once they’ve graduated.
It authorizes PHEAA to provide $5,000 grants to students that have demonstrated academic excellence. To qualify, students must:
- Be Pennsylvania residents
- Graduate in the top 5 percent of their high-school class
- Score at least a 2130 on their SATs, and
- Agree to work in Pennsylvania for at least 2 years after graduation.
If students earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the end of each academic year, they may continue to apply for grants for a maximum of 4 consecutive academic years.
This is a reintroduction of SB 727 from the previous legislative session. Co-sponsors included WILLIAMS, BROWNE, FERLO, COSTA,TARTAGLIONE, FONTANA, STACK, SOLOBAY, BREWSTER, WASHINGTON,
FARNESE, WOZNIAK AND RAFFERTY,
Introduced as SB747