House Bill 399: Creating the Delaware State Inspire Scholarship Act

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House Bill 399: Creating the Delaware State Inspire Scholarship Act
Sponsors:
Reps. Scott, Carson, Bennett, George, J. Johnson, Jaques, Plant, Schooley, D.P. Williams, Barbieri, Gilligan, Mitchell, Oberle, Thornburg, Blakey, Q. Johnson, Kowalko, Keeley; Senators Bunting, Bushweller, Ennis, Henry, Hall-Long, Peterson, Sokola
Summary:

This bill would create the Delaware State Inspire Scholarship Act, which would provide tuition grants for students to attend Delaware State University. Homeschool students would be included, but the college would create its own “equivalency standards” regarding the cumulative average or grade point average required for homeschool students. This could lead to unfair discrimination. Other students must have a cumulative average of at least 80% or a grade point average of 2.75 to qualify. It should be the same for homeschool students.

HSLDA's Position:

This bill should be supported if the “equivalency standards” language is deleted.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

5/06/2010     (House)      Introduced; assigned to Education Committee
5/12/2010     (House)      Reported out of Education Committee with 11 favorable votes
5/13/2010     (House)      Assigned to Appropriations Committee
6/01/2010     (House)     Two amendments
6/02/2010     (House)     Reported out of Appropriations Committee
6/29/2010     (House)     House Amendment 3 introduced and placed with bill
6/30/2010     (House)     Necessary rules are suspended in House
6/30/2010     (House)      House Amendment 1 and House Amendment 3 passed; House Amendment 2 stricken
6/30/2010     (House)     Passed by House of Representatives: 32 Yes, 0 No, 1 Not Voting, 8 Absent, 0 Vacant
7/02/2010     (Senate)     Assigned to Education Committee
9/21/2010     (Senate)     Necessary rules suspended
9/21/2010     (Senate)     Passed. 21, Yes; 0, No
10/04/2010                      Signed by Governor

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