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SCHOLARSHIPS - Amends existing law relating to the state scholarship
program to provide that the grant payment for category B students is for
the first year of attendance in the maximum amount of one thousand dollars.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 713
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE STATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; AMENDING SECTION 33-4305, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO LIMIT APPLICABILITY TO ENTERING STUDENTS; AMENDING SECTION
4 33-4306, IDAHO CODE, TO LIMIT SUBSEQUENT GRANTS TO ONE SCHOOL TERM; AMEND-
5 ING SECTION 33-4307, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE GRANT PAYMENT FOR
6 CATEGORY B STUDENTS IS FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF ATTENDANCE IN THE MAXIMUM
7 AMOUNT OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; TO PRO-
8 VIDE FOR TRANSITION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
10 SECTION 1. That Section 33-4305, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
11 amended to read as follows:
12 33-4305. PURPOSES. The purpose of this act is:
13 (1) To establish a state scholarship program for the most talented Idaho
14 secondary school graduates or the equivalent, consisting of category A stu-
15 dents with outstanding academic qualifications and category B students with a
16 cumulative grade point average for grades nine (9) through twelve (12) of 3.0
17 or better or achieving an ACT score of 20 or better or who become eligible
18 after the student's first semester or who meet any other criteria as may be
19 established by the state board of education and the board of regents of the
20 university of Idaho, who will enroll in undergraduate nonreligious academic
21 and professional-technical programs in eligible postsecondary institutions in
22 the state; and
23 (2) To designate the state board of education and the board of regents of
24 the university of Idaho as the administrative agency for the state scholarship
26 SECTION 2. That Section 33-4306, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
27 amended to read as follows:
28 33-4306. DEFINITIONS. As used in this act, unless the context otherwise
30 (1) "Eligible postsecondary institution" means a public postsecondary
31 organization governed or supervised by the state board of education, the board
32 of regents of the university of Idaho, a board of trustees of a community col-
33 lege established pursuant to the provisions of section 33-2106, Idaho Code, or
34 the state board for professional-technical education or any educational orga-
35 nization which is operated privately and not for profit under the control of
36 an independent board and not directly controlled or administered by a public
37 or political subdivision. A public or private educational organization becomes
38 eligible to participate in category B grant awards if the organization agrees
39 to match awards granted to each eligible category B student. If an institu-
40 tion declines to match awards, an eligible student will receive the state por-
41 tion of the award to that institution.
1 (2) "Educational costs" means student costs for tuition, fees, room and
2 board, or expenses related to reasonable commuting, books and such other
3 expenses reasonably related to attendance at a postsecondary educational
5 (3) "Student" means an individual resident student as defined in section
6 33-3717 or 33-2110B, Idaho Code, enrolled full-time and carrying a sufficient
7 number of credit hours, or their equivalent, to secure an individual's first
8 degree, certificate, diploma or less, toward which the individual is working,
9 in no more than the number of semesters, or equivalent, normally required by
10 the eligible postsecondary institution in the program in which the individual
11 is enrolled and provided that the baccalaureate degree, certificate, diploma
12 or lesser program requires at least six (6) months or equivalent of consecu-
13 tive attendance. A student engaged in a four (4) year baccalaureate program
14 shall not be terminated from this scholarship program by having earned an
15 intermediate degree, certificate or diploma.
16 (4) "Enrollment" means the establishment and maintenance of an
17 individual's status as a student in an eligible postsecondary institution,
18 regardless of the term used at the institution to describe such status.
19 (5) "Eligible category A student" means any individual who declares his
20 intention to matriculate in an eligible postsecondary institution in the state
21 of Idaho during the educational year immediately following:
22 (a) The individual's graduation from an accredited secondary school in
23 the state of Idaho; or
24 (b) The individual's graduation from an accredited secondary school out-
25 side of the United States, provided that the individual graduated from
26 such school, and the individual and a parent of the individual were resi-
27 dents of the state of Idaho, within one (1) year of leaving the state due
28 to the military status or job relocation of a parent.
29 (6) "Eligible category B student" means any student, having completed
30 secondary school or its equivalent in the state of Idaho, or outside of the
31 United States if within one (1) year of leaving the state due to the military
32 status or job relocation of a parent (a) the student completed such secondary
33 school or its equivalent, and (b) the student and a parent of the student were
34 residents of the state of Idaho, and who enrolls as a student in an eligible
35 postsecondary institution in the state of Idaho prior to reaching twenty-two
36 (22) years of age. To maintain eligibility a student must achieve and maintain
37 a 2.5 cumulative grade point average while enrolled in an eligible post-
38 secondary institution. Students meeting the requirements of this subsection
39 who were not eligible for a grant in the first term of postsecondary education
40 and who achieve and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average based on a
41 4.0 system in an eligible postsecondary institution will become eligible for
42 grant payments in subsequent school terms.
43 (7) "Grant" means an award to an eligible student for matriculation in an
44 eligible postsecondary institution in the state of Idaho.
45 (8) "Educational year" means the period from July 1 of a year through
46 June 30 of the succeeding year.
47 (9) "Competitive examination" means standardized examination(s) measuring
48 achievement administered annually on a voluntary basis on a specified date and
49 at specified locations announced publicly.
50 (10) "High school record," for category A students, will be defined by the
51 state board of education and the board of regents of the university of Idaho
52 and may include, but need not be limited to, an individual's rank in his sec-
53 ondary school class, grade point average, and difficulty of course load taken
54 as certified by an official of such secondary school, and the individual's
55 secondary school deportment as evaluated by at least two (2) officials of such
1 secondary school.
2 (11) "High school record," for category B students, shall be defined by
3 the state board of education and the board of regents of the university of
4 Idaho and may include, but need not be limited to, an individual's secondary
5 school cumulative grade point average or a composite score on the American
6 college test (ACT).
7 (12) "Cumulative grade point average" is defined as a student's cumulative
8 grade point average for all courses taken in grades nine (9) through twelve
9 (12) and calculated on a grade of A equals 4.0 points, a grade of B equals 3.0
10 points, a grade of C equals 2.0 points, a grade of D equals 1.0 point and a
11 grade of F equals 0.0 points.
12 SECTION 3. That Section 33-4307, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
13 amended to read as follows:
14 33-4307. ELIGIBILITY -- MAXIMUM AMOUNTS -- CONDITIONS. A grant may be
15 awarded to an eligible student for matriculation at an eligible postsecondary
16 educational institution in the state of Idaho if:
17 (1) The individual is accepted for enrollment as a full-time undergradu-
18 ate or professional-technical student, as follows:
19 (a) In the case of an individual beginning his first year or freshman
20 year of postsecondary education, he has satisfied the requirements for
21 admission and has enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution.
22 (b) In the case of an individual enrolled in an eligible postsecondary
23 institution following the successful completion of the first term, he con-
24 tinues to meet the requirements of this act and has maintained such high
25 standards of performance as may be required. Provided that high academic
26 standards are maintained in accordance with requirements of this chapter,
27 a student continues to be eligible when transferring from one (1) major
28 program to another.
29 (c) In the case of an individual transferring from one (1) eligible post-
30 secondary institution in Idaho to another eligible postsecondary institu-
31 tion in Idaho, he continues to meet the requirements of this act, is
32 accepted and enrolled at the eligible postsecondary institution to which
33 he is transferring, and has maintained such high standards of performance
34 as may be required.
35 (2) The grant for category A students is as follows:
36 (a) The grant payment to an individual per educational year for atten-
37 dance on a full-time basis is not in excess of an amount determined annu-
38 ally by the state board of education or in excess of the total educational
39 costs as certified by an official of the eligible postsecondary institu-
40 tion to be attended by the individual receiving the grant, whichever is
42 (b) The total grant payments over a period of six (6) years to an indi-
43 vidual may not exceed four (4) annual grants or the total educational
44 costs for four (4) educational years completed as certified by an official
45 of the eligible postsecondary institution or institutions attended by the
46 individual receiving the grant, whichever is less.
47 (c) The individual receiving such a grant signs an affidavit stating that
48 the grant will be used for educational costs only.
49 (d) The grant is awarded on the basis of extraordinary performance in
50 standardized, unweighted competitive examination and high school record.
51 (e) The individual receiving the grant is not precluded from receiving
52 other financial aid s, awards, or scholarships, provided the total of the
53 grant and such other financial aid s, awards or scholarships does not
1 exceed the total educational costs for attendance at an eligible post-
2 secondary institution as certified by an official of the eligible post-
3 secondary institution to be attended by the individual receiving the
5 (f) Grant payments shall correspond to academic terms, semesters, quar-
6 ters or equivalent time periods at an eligible postsecondary institution;
7 in no instance may the entire amount of a grant for an educational year,
8 as defined in section 33-4306(10), Idaho Code, be paid to or on behalf of
9 such student in advance.
10 (g) The individual has complied with such rules as may be necessary for
11 the administration of this act.
12 (3) The grant for category B students is as follows:
13 (a) The grant payment to an individual per for the first educational year
14 for attendance on a full-time basis is not in excess of an amount deter-
15 mined annually by the state board of education and the board of regents of
16 the university of Idaho and not to exceed a maximum of one thousand dol-
17 lars ($1,000). per year including the required match.
18 (b) The total grant payments over a period of four (4) years to an indi-
19 vidual may not exceed two (2) annual grants is one (1) year.
20 (c) The individual receiving such a grant signs an affidavit stating that
21 the grant will be used for educational costs only.
22 (d) The grant is awarded on the basis of a high school record of a 3.0
23 grade point average or an ACT composite score of 20 or better and other
24 criteria as may be established by the state board of education and the
25 board of regents of the university of Idaho.
26 (e) The individual receiving the grant is not precluded from receiving
27 other financial aid, awards or scholarships except that category A student
28 award recipients are not eligible for category B awards.
29 (f) Grant payments shall correspond to academic terms, semesters, quar-
30 ters or equivalent time periods at an eligible postsecondary institution;
31 in no instance may the entire amount of a grant for an educational year,
32 as defined in section 33-4306(8), Idaho Code, be paid to or on behalf of
33 such student in advance. The first grant payments pursuant to this section
34 for category B students shall be made in the fall of 2001 or in the first
35 fall academic term following an appropriation and when moneys are avail-
36 able to implement the category B scholarship program whichever date is
38 (g) The individual has complied with such rules as may be necessary for
39 the administration of this chapter.
40 (h) All eligible postsecondary institutions will report annually to the
41 state board of education and the board of regents of the university of
42 Idaho the number of students for each term receiving a grant award. and
43 the number of awards that were matched by the institution.
44 SECTION 4. Category B scholarships awarded under the provisions of sec-
45 tion 33-4307, Idaho Code, prior to the effective date of this act shall be
46 continued pursuant to the terms in effect on the date of the award. The provi-
47 sions of this act shall apply to all Category B grants made after the effec-
48 tive date of this act.
49 SECTION 5. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after Janu-
50 ary 1, 2005.
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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation relates to the State scholarship program;
amending Section 33-4305, Idaho Code, to limit applicability to
entering students; amending Section 33-4306, Idaho Code, to limit
subsequent grants to one school term; amending Section 33-4307,
Idaho Code, to provide that the grant payment for Category B
students is for the first year of attendance in the maximum
amount of one thousand dollars and to make technical corrections;
to provide for transition; and declaring an emergency.
There would potentially only be a small impact of about $12,500
the first year in transition for the program. This would be
offset by the estimated savings of approximately $200,000 by
reducing by .5FTP per institution needed to administer the
Name: Representative Tom Trail
Representative Shirley Ringo
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 713