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92_SB1842 LRB9214150NTpkB 1 AN ACT concerning higher education student assistance. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Higher Education Student Assistance Act 5 is amended by changing Sections 50, 52, and 65.15 as follows: 6 (110 ILCS 947/50) 7 Sec. 50. Minority Teachers of Illinois scholarship 8 program. 9 (a) As used in this Section: 10 "Eligible applicant" means a minority student who 11 has graduated from high school or has received a General 12 Educational Development Certification and has maintained 13 a cumulative grade point average
at the postsecondary14 levelof no less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and who by 15 reason thereof is entitled to apply for scholarships to 16 be awarded under this Section. 17 "Minority student" means a student who is either (i) 18 Black (a person having origins in any of the black racial 19 groups in Africa); (ii) Hispanic (a person of Spanish or 20 Portuguese culture with origins in Mexico, South or 21 Central America, or the Caribbean islands, regardless of 22 race); (iii) Asian American (a person with origins in any 23 of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, 24 the Indian subcontinent, including Pakistan, and the 25 Pacific Islands, including, among others, Hawaii, 26 Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia); or (iv) Native 27 American (a person who is a member of a federally or 28 state recognized Indian tribe, or whose parents or 29 grandparents have such membership) and to include the 30 native people of Alaska. 31 "Qualified student" means a person (i) who is a -2- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 resident of this State and a citizen or permanent 2 resident of the United States; (ii) who is a minority 3 student, as defined in this Section; (iii) who, as an 4 eligible applicant, has made a timely application for a 5 minority teaching scholarship under this Section; (iv) 6 who is enrolled on at least a half-time full timebasis 7 at the sophomore level or above until his or her last8 semesterat a qualified Illinois institution of higher 9 learning as an undergraduate student and has not received10 a baccalaureate degree, except that last semester seniors11 must enroll only for a minimum of 6 credit hours in order12 to retain minority scholarship eligibility under this13 Section; (v) who is enrolled in a course of study leading 14 to teacher certification, including alternative teacher 15 certification; (vi) who maintains a grade point average 16 of no less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale while enrolled at the17 postsecondary level; and (vii) who continues to advance 18 satisfactorily toward the attainment of a degree. 19 (b) In order to encourage academically talented Illinois 20 minority students to pursue teaching careers at the 21 elementary or secondary school level, each qualified student 22 shall be awarded a minority teacher scholarship to any 23 qualified Illinois institution of higher learning. However, 24 preference may be given to qualified applicants enrolled at 25 or above the junior level. 26 (c) Each minority teacher scholarship awarded under this 27 Section shall be in an amount sufficient to pay the tuition 28 and fees and room and board costs of the qualified Illinois 29 institution of higher learning at which the recipient is 30 enrolled, up to a an annualmaximum of $5,000 per grade 31 level; except that in the case of a recipient who does not 32 reside on-campus at the institution at which he or she is 33 enrolled, the amount of the scholarship shall be sufficient 34 to pay tuition and fee expenses and a commuter allowance, up -3- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 to a an annualmaximum of $5,000 per grade level. 2 (d) The total amount of minority teacher scholarship 3 assistance awarded by the Commission under this Section to an 4 individual in any given fiscal year, when added to other 5 financial assistance awarded to that individual for that 6 year, shall not exceed the cost of attendance at the 7 institution at which the student is enrolled. If the amount 8 of minority teacher scholarship to be awarded to a qualified 9 student as provided in subsection (c) of this Section exceeds 10 the cost of attendance at the institution at which the 11 student is enrolled, the minority teacher scholarship shall 12 be reduced by an amount equal to the amount by which the 13 combined financial assistance available to the student 14 exceeds the cost of attendance. 15 (e) The maximum number of academic terms for which a 16 qualified student can receive minority teacher scholarship 17 assistance shall be 8 semesters or 12 quarters of 18 undergraduate study. 19 (f) In any academic year for which an eligible applicant 20 under this Section accepts financial assistance through the 21 Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program, as authorized by 22 Section 551 et seq. of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the 23 applicant shall not be eligible for scholarship assistance 24 awarded under this Section. 25 (g) All applications for minority teacher scholarships 26 to be awarded under this Section shall be made to the 27 Commission on forms which the Commission shall provide for 28 eligible applicants. The form of applications and the 29 information required to be set forth therein shall be 30 determined by the Commission, and the Commission shall 31 require eligible applicants to submit with their applications 32 such supporting documents or recommendations as the 33 Commission deems necessary. 34 (h) Subject to a separate appropriation for such -4- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 purposes, payment of any minority teacher scholarship awarded 2 under this Section shall be determined by the Commission. 3 All scholarship funds distributed in accordance with this 4 subsection shall be paid to the institution and used only for 5 payment of the tuition and fee and room and board expenses 6 incurred by the student in connection with his or her 7 attendance as an undergraduate student at a qualified 8 Illinois institution of higher learning. Any minority 9 teacher scholarship awarded under this Section shall be 10 applicable to 2 semesters or 3 quarters of enrollment. If a 11 qualified student withdraws from enrollment prior to 12 completion of the first semester or quarter for which the 13 minority teacher scholarship is applicable, the school shall 14 refund to the Commission the full amount of the minority 15 teacher scholarship. 16 (i) The Commission shall administer the minority teacher 17 scholarship aid program established by this Section and shall 18 make all necessary and proper rules not inconsistent with 19 this Section for its effective implementation. 20 (j) When an appropriation to the Commission for a given 21 fiscal year is insufficient to provide scholarships to all 22 qualified students, the Commission shall allocate the 23 appropriation in accordance with this subsection. If funds 24 are insufficient to provide all qualified students with a 25 scholarship as authorized by this Section, the Commission 26 shall allocate the available scholarship funds for that 27 fiscal year on the basis of the date the Commission receives 28 a complete application form. 29 (k) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (j) or 30 any other provision of this Section, at least 30% of the 31 funds appropriated for scholarships awarded under this 32 Section in each fiscal year shall be reserved for qualified 33 male minority applicants. If the Commission does not receive 34 enough applications from qualified male minorities on or -5- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 before January 1 of each fiscal year to award 30% of the 2 funds appropriated for these scholarships to qualified male 3 minority applicants, then the Commission may award a portion 4 of the reserved funds to qualified female minority 5 applicants. 6 (l) Prior to receiving scholarship assistance for any 7 academic year, each recipient of a minority teacher 8 scholarship awarded under this Section shall be required by 9 the Commission to sign an agreement under which the recipient 10 pledges that, within the one-year 5 yearperiod following the 11 termination of the undergraduate program for which the 12 recipient was awarded a minority teacher scholarship, the 13 recipient (i) shall begin teaching teachfor a period of not 14 less than one year for each year of scholarship assistance he 15 or she was awarded under this Section; and (ii) shall fulfill 16 this teaching obligation at a nonprofit Illinois public, 17 private, or parochial preschool, elementary school, or 18 secondary school at which no less than 30% of the enrolled 19 students are minority students in the year during which the 20 recipient begins teaching at the school; and (iii) shall, 21 upon request by the Commission, provide the Commission with 22 evidence that he or she is fulfilling or has fulfilled the 23 terms of the teaching agreement provided for in this 24 subsection. 25 (m) If a recipient of a minority teacher scholarship 26 awarded under this Section fails to fulfill the teaching 27 obligation set forth in subsection (l) of this Section, the 28 Commission shall require the recipient to repay the amount of 29 the scholarships received, prorated according to the fraction 30 of the teaching obligation not completed, at a rate of 31 interest equal to 5%, and, if applicable, reasonable 32 collection fees. The Commission may not, however, require a 33 recipient to repay the amount of scholarship received while 34 the recipient was enrolled at the freshman level. The -6- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 Commission is authorized to establish rules relating to its 2 collection activities for repayment of scholarships under 3 this Section. All repayments collected under this Section 4 shall be forwarded to the State Comptroller for deposit into 5 the State's General Revenue Fund. 6 (n) A recipient of minority teacher scholarship shall 7 not be considered in violation of the agreement entered into 8 pursuant to subsection (l) if the recipient (i) enrolls on a 9 full time basis as a graduate student in a course of study 10 related to the field of teaching at a qualified Illinois 11 institution of higher learning; (ii) is serving, not in 12 excess of 3 years, as a member of the armed services of the 13 United States; (iii) is temporarily totally disabled for a 14 period of time not to exceed 3 years as established by sworn 15 affidavit of a qualified physician; (iv) is seeking and 16 unable to find full time employment as a teacher at an 17 Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool or 18 elementary or secondary school that satisfies the criteria 19 set forth in subsection (l) of this Section and is able to 20 provide evidence of that fact; or, (v) becomes permanently 21 totally disabled as established by sworn affidavit of a 22 qualified physician. 23 (o) Scholarship recipients under this Section who 24 withdraw from the Minority Teachers of Illinois scholarship 25 program but remain enrolled in school to continue their 26 postsecondary studies in another academic discipline shall 27 not be required to commence repayment of their Minority 28 Teachers of Illinois scholarship so long as they remain 29 enrolled in school on a full-time basis or if they can 30 document for the Commission special circumstances that 31 warrant extension of repayment. 32 (Source: P.A. 91-670, eff. 12-22-99.) 33 (110 ILCS 947/52) -7- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 Sec. 52. ITEACH David A. DeBoltTeacher Shortage 2 Scholarship Program. 3 (a) In order to encourage academically talented Illinois 4 students, especially minority students, to pursue teaching 5 careers in teacher shortage disciplines, the Commission 6 shall, each year, receive and consider applications for 7 scholarship assistance under this Section. An applicant is 8 eligible for a scholarship under this Section when the 9 Commission finds that the applicant is: 10 (1) a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen; 11 (2) a resident of Illinois; 12 (3) a high school graduate or a person who has 13 received a General Educational Development Certificate; 14 (4) enrolled or accepted for enrollment, on at 15 least a half-time basis at the sophomore level or above, 16 at an Illinois institution of higher learning; and 17 (5) pursuing a postsecondary course of study 18 leading to initial certification in a teacher shortage 19 discipline or pursuing additional course work needed to 20 gain State Board of Education approval to teach, 21 including alternative teacher certification, in an 22 approved specialized area in which a teacher shortage 23 exists. 24 (b) Recipients shall be selected from among applicants 25 qualified pursuant to subsection (a) based on a combination 26 of the following criteria as set forth by the Commission: (1) 27 academic excellence; (2) status as a minority student as 28 defined in Section 50; and (3) financial need. Preference 29 may be given to previous recipients of assistance under this 30 Section, provided they continue to maintain eligibility and 31 maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the 32 institution of higher learning at which they enroll. 33 Preference may also be given to qualified applicants enrolled 34 at or above the junior level. -8- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 (c) Each scholarship awarded under this Section shall be 2 in an amount sufficient to pay the tuition and fees and room 3 and board costs of the Illinois institution of higher 4 learning at which the recipient is enrolled, up to a an5 annualmaximum of $5,000 per grade level; except that in the 6 case of a recipient who does not reside on-campus at the 7 institution of higher learning at which he or she is 8 enrolled, the amount of the scholarship shall be sufficient 9 to pay tuition and fee expenses and a commuter allowance, up 10 to a an annualmaximum of $5,000 per grade level. 11 (d) The total amount of scholarship assistance awarded 12 by the Commission under this Section to an individual in any 13 given fiscal year, when added to other financial assistance 14 awarded to that individual for that year, shall not exceed 15 the cost of attendance at the institution of higher learning 16 at which the student is enrolled. 17 (e) A recipient may receive up to 8 semesters or 12 18 quarters of scholarship assistance under this Section. 19 (f) All applications for scholarship assistance to be 20 awarded under this Section shall be made to the Commission in 21 a form as set forth by the Commission. The form of 22 application and the information required to be set forth 23 therein shall be determined by the Commission, and the 24 Commission shall require eligible applicants to submit with 25 their applications such supporting documents as the 26 Commission deems necessary. 27 (g) Subject to a separate appropriation made for such 28 purposes, payment of any scholarship awarded under this 29 Section shall be determined by the Commission. All 30 scholarship funds distributed in accordance with this Section 31 shall be paid to the institution on behalf of the recipients. 32 Scholarship funds are applicable toward 2 semesters or 3 33 quarters of enrollment within an academic year. 34 (h) The Commission shall administer the ITEACH David A.-9- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 DeBoltTeacher Shortage Scholarship Program established by 2 this Section and shall make all necessary and proper rules 3 not inconsistent with this Section for its effective 4 implementation. 5 (i) Prior to receiving scholarship assistance for any 6 academic year, each recipient of a scholarship awarded under 7 this Section shall be required by the Commission to sign an 8 agreement under which the recipient pledges that, within the 9 one-year 5 yearperiod following the termination of the 10 academic program for which the recipient was awarded a 11 scholarship, the recipient: (i) shall begin teaching teachin 12 a teacher shortage discipline for a period of not less than 13 one year for each year of scholarship assistance awarded 14 under this Section, (ii) shall fulfill this teaching 15 obligation at a nonprofit anIllinois public, private, or 16 parochial preschool or elementary or secondary school, and 17 (iii) shall, upon request of the Commission, provide the 18 Commission with evidence that he or she is fulfilling or has 19 fulfilled the terms of the teaching agreement provided for in 20 this subsection. 21 (j) If a recipient of a scholarship awarded under this 22 Section fails to fulfill the teaching obligation set forth in 23 subsection (i) of this Section, the Commission shall require 24 the recipient to repay the amount of the scholarships 25 received, prorated according to the fraction of the teaching 26 obligation not completed, plus interest at a rate of 5% no27 greater than the highest rate applicable for educational28 loans made pursuant to Title IV, Part B of the Higher29 Education Act of 1965, as amended,and if applicable, 30 reasonable collection fees. The Commission may not, however, 31 require a recipient to repay the amount of scholarship 32 received while the recipient was enrolled at the freshman 33 level. The Commission is authorized to establish rules 34 relating to its collection activities for repayment of -10- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 scholarships under this Section. 2 (k) A recipient of a scholarship awarded by the 3 Commission under this Section shall not be in violation of 4 the agreement entered into pursuant to subsection (i) if the 5 recipient (i) enrolls on a full-time basis as a graduate 6 student in a course of study related to the field of teaching 7 at an institution of higher learning; (ii) is serving as a 8 member of the armed services of the United States; (iii) is 9 temporarily totally disabled, as established by sworn 10 affidavit of a qualified physician; or (iv) is seeking and 11 unable to find full-time employment as a teacher at a school 12 that satisfies the criteria set forth in subsection (i) and 13 is able to provide evidence of that fact. Any such extension 14 of the period during which the teaching requirement must be 15 fulfilled shall be subject to limitations of duration as 16 established by the Commission. 17 (Source: P.A. 90-201, eff. 7-24-97; 91-670, eff. 12-22-99.) 18 (110 ILCS 947/65.15) 19 Sec. 65.15. Special education teacher scholarships. 20 (a) There shall be awarded annually 250 scholarships to 21 persons qualifying as members of either of the following 22 groups: 23 (1) Students who are otherwise qualified to receive 24 a scholarship as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of 25 this Section and who make application to the Commission 26 for such scholarship and agree to take courses that will 27 prepare the student for the teaching of children 28 described in Section 14-1 of the School Code. 29 (2) Persons holding a valid certificate issued 30 under the laws relating to the certification of teachers 31 and who make application to the Commission for such 32 scholarship and agree to take courses that will prepare 33 them for the teaching of children described in Section -11- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 14-1 of the School Code. 2 Scholarships awarded under this Section shall be issued 3 pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Commission; 4 provided that no rule or regulation promulgated by the State 5 Board of Education prior to the effective date of this 6 amendatory Act of 1993 pursuant to the exercise of any right, 7 power, duty, responsibility or matter of pending business 8 transferred from the State Board of Education to the 9 Commission under this Section shall be affected thereby, and 10 all such rules and regulations shall become the rules and 11 regulations of the Commission until modified or changed by 12 the Commission in accordance with law. 13 For the purposes of this Section scholarships awarded 14 each school year shall be deemed to be issued on July 1 of 15 the year prior to the start of the postsecondary school term 16 and all calculations for use of the scholarship shall be 17 based on such date. Each scholarship shall entitle its 18 holder to exemption from fees as provided in subsection (a) 19 of Section 65.40 while enrolled in a special education 20 program of teacher education, for a period of not more than 4 21 calendar years and shall be available for use at any time 22 during such period of study except as provided in subsection 23 (b) of Section 65.40. 24 Scholarships issued to holders of a valid certificate 25 issued under the laws relating to the certification of 26 teachers as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection may 27 also entitle the holder thereof to a program of teacher 28 education that will prepare the student for the teaching of 29 children described in Section 14-1 of the School Code at the 30 graduate level. 31 (b) Each year, the principal, or his or her designee, 32 of each recognized public, private and parochial high school 33 maintaining the twelfth grade shall certify to the Commission 34 the names and addresses of students who are completing an -12- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 application with the intent to prepare to teach in any 2 recognized public, private, or parochial school of Illinois 3 and ranked scholastically in the upper one-half of their 4 graduating class or, for those not yet graduated, whose 5 scholastic rank in the 4-year high school course of study at 6 the end of the seventh semester is in the upper one-half of 7 their class. 8 (c) Each holder of a scholarship must furnish proof to 9 the Commission, in such form and at such intervals as the 10 Commission prescribes, of the holder's continued enrollment 11 in a teacher education program qualifying the holder for the 12 scholarship. Any holder of a scholarship who fails to 13 register in a special education program of teacher education 14 at the university within 10 days after the commencement of 15 the term, quarter or semester immediately following the 16 receipt of the scholarship or who, having registered, 17 withdraws from the university or transfers out of teacher 18 education, shall thereupon forfeit the right to use it and it 19 may be granted to the person having the next highest rank as 20 shown on the list held by the Commission. If the person 21 having the next highest rank, within 10 days after 22 notification thereof by the Commission, fails to register at 23 any such university in a special education program of teacher 24 education, or who, having registered, withdraws from the 25 university or transfers out of teacher education, the 26 scholarship may then be granted to the person shown on the 27 list as having the rank next below such person. 28 (d) Any person who has accepted a scholarship under the 29 preceding subsections of this Section must, within one year 30 after graduation from or termination of enrollment in a 31 teacher education program, begin teaching at a nonprofit 32 Illinois teach in any recognizedpublic, private, or 33 parochial preschool or elementary or secondary school in this34 Statefor a period of at least 2 of the 5 years immediately -13- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 following that graduation or termination, excluding, however, 2 from the computation of that 5 year period (i) any time up to 3 3 years spent in the military service, whether such service 4 occurs before or after the person graduates; (ii) any time 5 that person is enrolled full-time in an academic program 6 related to the field of teaching leading to a graduate or 7 postgraduate degree; (iii) the time that person is 8 temporarily totally disabled for a period of time not to 9 exceed 3 years, as established by the sworn affidavit of a 10 qualified physician; (iv) the time that person is seeking and 11 unable to find full time employment as a teacher at an 12 Illinois public, private, or parochial school; or (v) the 13 time that person is taking additional courses, on at least a 14 half-time basis, needed to obtain certification as a teacher 15 in Illinois. 16 A person who has accepted a scholarship under the 17 preceding subsections of this Section and who has been unable 18 to fulfill the teaching requirements of this Section may 19 receive a deferment from the obligation of repayment under 20 this subsection (d) under guidelines established by the 21 Commission; provided that no guideline established for any 22 such purpose by the State Board of Education prior to the 23 effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993 shall be 24 affected by the transfer to the Commission of the 25 responsibility for administering and implementing the 26 provisions of this Section, and all guidelines so established 27 shall become the guidelines of the Commission until modified 28 or changed by the Commission. 29 Any such person who fails to fulfill this teaching 30 requirement shall pay to the Commission the amount of tuition 31 waived by virtue of his or her acceptance of the scholarship, 32 together with interest at 5% per year on that amount. 33 However, (i) this obligation to repay the amount of tuition 34 waived plus interest does not apply when the failure to -14- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 fulfill the teaching requirement results from the death or 2 adjudication as a person under legal disability of the person 3 holding the scholarship, and no claim for repayment may be 4 filed against the estate of such a decedent or person under 5 legal disability, and (ii) the Commission may not require a 6 recipient to repay the amount of scholarship received while 7 the recipient was enrolled at the freshman level. Payments 8 received by the Commission under this subsection (d) shall be 9 remitted to the State Treasurer for deposit in the general 10 revenue fund. Each person receiving a scholarship shall be 11 provided with a description of the provisions of this 12 subsection (d) at the time he or she qualifies for the 13 benefits of such a scholarship. 14 (e) This Section is basically the same as Sections 30-1, 15 30-2, 30-3, and 30-4a of the School Code, which are repealed 16 by this amendatory Act of 1993, and shall be construed as a 17 continuation of the teacher scholarship program established 18 by that prior law, and not as a new or different teacher 19 scholarship program. The State Board of Education shall 20 transfer to the Commission, as the successor to the State 21 Board of Education for all purposes of administering and 22 implementing the provisions of this Section, all books, 23 accounts, records, papers, documents, contracts, agreements, 24 and pending business in any way relating to the teacher 25 scholarship program continued under this Section; and all 26 scholarships at any time awarded under that program by, and 27 all applications for any such scholarships at any time made 28 to, the State Board of Education shall be unaffected by the 29 transfer to the Commission of all responsibility for the 30 administration and implementation of the teacher scholarship 31 program continued under this Section. The State Board of 32 Education shall furnish to the Commission such other 33 information as the Commission may request to assist it in 34 administering this Section. -15- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 (Source: P.A. 91-496, eff. 8-13-99.) 2 Section 10. The Illinois Vehicle Code is amended by 3 changing Section 3-648 as follows: 4 (625 ILCS 5/3-648) 5 Sec. 3-648. Education license plates. 6 (a) The Secretary, upon receipt of an application made 7 in the form prescribed by the Secretary, may issue special 8 registration plates designated as Education license plates. 9 The special plates issued under this Section shall be affixed 10 only to passenger vehicles of the first division and motor 11 vehicles of the second division weighing not more than 8,000 12 pounds. Plates issued under this Section shall expire 13 according to the multi-year procedure established by Section 14 3-414.1 of this Code. 15 (b) The design and color of the plates shall be 16 determined by a contest that every elementary school pupil in 17 the State of Illinois is eligible to enter. The designs 18 submitted for the contest shall be judged on September 30, 19 2002, and the winning design shall be selected by a committee 20 composed of the Secretary, the Director of State Police, 2 21 members of the Senate, one member chosen by the President of 22 the Senate and one member chosen by the Senate Minority 23 Leader, and 2 members of the House of Representatives, one 24 member chosen by the Speaker of the House and one member 25 chosen by the House Minority Leader. The Secretary may allow 26 the plates to be issued as vanity or personalized plates 27 under Section 3-405.1 of the Code. The Secretary shall 28 prescribe stickers or decals as provided under Section 3-412 29 of this Code. 30 (c) An applicant for the special plate shall be charged 31 a $40 fee for original issuance, in addition to the 32 appropriate registration fee. Of this $40 additional original -16- LRB9214150NTpkB 1 issuance fee, $15 shall be deposited into the Secretary of 2 State Special License Plate Fund, to be used by the Secretary 3 to help defray the administrative processing costs, and $25 4 shall be deposited into the Illinois Future Teacher Corps 5 Scholarship Fund. For each registration renewal period, a 6 $40 fee, in addition to the appropriate registration fee, 7 shall be charged. Of this $40 additional renewal fee, $2 8 shall be deposited into the Secretary of State Special 9 License Plate Fund and $38 shall be deposited into the 10 Illinois Future Teacher Corps Scholarship Fund. Each fiscal 11 year, once deposits from the additional original issuance and 12 renewal fees into the Secretary of State Special License 13 Plate Fund have reached $500,000, all the amounts received 14 for the additional fees for the balance of the fiscal year 15 shall be deposited into the Illinois Future Teacher Corps 16 Scholarship Fund. 17 (d) The Illinois Future Teacher Corps Scholarship Fund 18 is created as a special fund in the State treasury. 19 Ninety-five percent of the moneys in the Illinois Future 20 Teacher Corps Scholarship Fund shall be appropriated to the 21 Illinois Student Assistance Commission for scholarships under 22 Section 52 or 65.65 of the Higher Education Student 23 Assistance Act, and 5% of the moneys in the Illinois Future 24 Teacher Corps Scholarship Fund shall be appropriated to the 25 State Board of Education for grants to the Golden Apple 26 Foundation for Excellence in Teaching, a recognized 27 charitable organization that meets the requirements of Title 28 26, Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Code. 29 (Source: P.A. 92-445, eff. 8-17-01.) 30 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 31 July 1, 2003.
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