Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Teacher scholarships and stipends. Changes the name of the minority teacher scholarship to the William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship. Provides that if the total of all scholarships awarded exceeds the amount available for distribution in a state fiscal year, the amount to be distributed to each applicant shall be proportionately reduced. Repeals: (1) a provision providing that if a student demonstrates financial need to the commission for higher education, the student may qualify for a $4,000 annual scholarship; (2) a provision providing that the amount of a scholarship may not be reduced because the student receives other scholarships or Teacher scholarships and stipends. Changes the name of the minority teacher scholarship to the William A. Crawford minority teacher scholarship. Provides that if the total of all scholarships awarded exceeds the amount available for distribution in a state fiscal year, the amount to be distributed to each applicant shall be proportionately reduced. Repeals: (1) a provision providing that if a student demonstrates financial need to the commission for higher education, the student may qualify for a $4,000 annual scholarship; (2) a provision providing that the amount of a scholarship may not be reduced because the student receives other scholarships or forms of financial aid; (3) a provision that requires the commission to determine scholarship recipients based upon certain criteria and rules; and (4) an obsolete provision. Makes changes to the application requirements for the student teaching stipend for high-need fields. Provides that the student teaching stipend for high-need fields may not exceed $4,000. Makes changes to the application requirements for the student teaching stipend for minorities. Provides that the student teaching stipend for minorities may not exceed $4,000. Makes conforming amendments and technical corrections. ... View more