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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: April 24, 2014 04:01 PM
From: Senator Kim L. Ward
To: All Senate members
Subject: Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program
 
In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation that would establish the Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program that was proposed in the Governor's budget address. This $25 million grant program will create a new student grant aid, giving students from a middle-class background who show academic merit help in paying their higher education tuition bills.

This bill is somewhat similar to Senate Bill 420, which was middle-income specific legislation proposed earlier this session. SB 420 was cosponsored by: WARD, ALLOWAY, PILEGGI, BROWNE, STACK, TARTAGLIONE, ERICKSON, GREENLEAF, WHITE, WOZNIAK, MENSCH, YUDICHAK, SOLOBAY, RAFFERTY, COSTA, SMITH, BOSCOLA, LEACH, BAKER, VULAKOVICH, FERLO, McILHINNEY, SCHWANK, WILEY, ROBBINS and BLAKE.

The bill would direct PHEAA to develop a grant program in cooperation with the PA Department of Education that would allow students of families whose annual household income is $110,000 or under to be eligible to apply for a Ready to Succeed Scholarship grant. Students would be selected for the grant award based on their outstanding academic achievements obtained while in their first year at any PHEAA-approved higher education program. By administering the program this way, we give students an incentive to not only succeed in school, but stay in school, and finish their degree.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Senator Ward’s office at 717-787-6063. Thank you for your kind consideration of this request.



Introduced as SB1361