HCS HB 1578 -- MINORITY TEACHING SCHOLARSHIPS
SPONSOR: Farnen (Shelton)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Higher
Education by a vote of 16 to 0.
This substitute increases from 100 to 200 the maximum number of
one-year, renewable scholarships available to minority students
to encourage them to enter teaching. Each scholarship is in the
amount of $2,000; however, for students entering the special
education field, the amount of each scholarship is $3,000.
FISCAL NOTE: Cost to General Revenue Fund of $203,000 in FY
2001, FY 2002, and FY 2003.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that it is important to encourage
minority students to enter the teaching profession.
Testifying for the bill were Representative Shelton; St. Louis
Public Schools; and Associated Students of the University of
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Debra Cheshier, Senior Legislative Analyst
HB 1578 -- Minority Teaching Scholarships
Co-Sponsors: Shelton, Troupe
This bill increases from 100 to 200 the maximum number of one--
year, renewable scholarships available to minority students to
encourage minority students to enter teaching. Each scholarship
is in the amount of $2,000.
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