EXPLANATION: State the intent of the General Assembly that beginning in school year 14-15 students who receive Palmetto Fellows and Life scholarships remain eligible if they maintain a grade average of at least 80 based on a 100 point scale and require higher ed institutions to develop an implementation plan during 13-14 using their appropriated or authorized funds.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 3, LOTTERY
EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT, page 369, after line 19, by adding an
appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/ (LEA: Scholarship Eligibility Requirement) It is the intent of the General Assembly that beginning in school year 2014-15 students awarded the merit based scholarships of Palmetto Fellows and Life shall remain eligible as long as they keep a grade average of 80 based on a 100 point scale. The amount of time that the student is eligible shall be determined by the provisions of the scholarships. During school year 2013-14, colleges and universities, from the funds appropriated to or authorized for each college and university, must develop a plan to implement this requirement. /
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