SB 1403 by *Gresham


(HB 0014) by *Brooks H


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Lottery, Scholarships and Programs - As introduced, changes high school academic eligibility requirements for initial receipt of the HOPE scholarship. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 9.
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  • Actions For SB1403Date
    Assigned to Gen. Sub of S. Ed. Comm.04/06/2011
    P2C, ref. to S. Ed. Comm.02/24/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/23/2011
    Filed for intro.02/17/2011
    Actions For HB0014Date
    Taken Off Notice For Cal. in s/c Education Subcommittee of Education Committee 03/14/2012
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 3/14/201203/07/2012
    Action Def. in s/c Education Subcommittee to 3/14/201203/07/2012
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 3/7/201202/29/2012
    Taken Off Notice For Cal. in s/c Education Subcommittee of Education Committee 04/13/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 4/13/201104/06/2011
    Action Def. in s/c Education Subcommittee to 4/13/201104/06/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 4/6/201103/30/2011
    Action Def. in s/c Education Subcommittee to 4/6/201103/16/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Education Subcommittee for 3/16/201103/10/2011
    Assigned to General Sub of Education 01/21/2011
    Ref. to Education Committee 01/13/2011
    P2C held on desk pending the appointment of standing committees.01/13/2011
    Intro., P1C.01/12/2011
    Filed for intro.01/11/2011
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    Bill Summary

    This bill changes the academic eligibility requirements for initial receipt of the Tennessee Hope scholarship.

    Under present law, in order to be eligible for a Tennessee HOPE scholarship as an entering freshman, a student must meet the appropriate academic requirement, as described below, as well as meet all other non-academic requirements for receiving the scholarship. In order to meet the academic requirement to obtain the scholarship, the student must:
    (1) Have graduated from an eligible high school and:
    (A) Achieve a final overall weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0; or
    (B) Attain an ACT score of at least 21 or an SAT score of at least 980;
    (2) Attain an ACT score of at least 21 or an SAT score of at least 980, if the student completed high school in a Tennessee home school program or graduated from a high school located in Tennessee that is not an eligible high school;
    (3) Pass the GED tests with an average score of at least 525 and attain an ACT score of at least 21 or an SAT score of at least 980, if the student obtained a GED; or
    (4) Attain an ACT score of at least 21 or an SAT score of at least 980, if the student graduated from a high school located in a neighboring state in a county contiguous to this state and has been a Tennessee resident for one year immediately preceding graduation from high school and remains a Tennessee resident between graduation from high school and enrollment in an eligible postsecondary institution.

    This bill changes academic eligibility requirements for initial receipt of the Tennessee Hope scholarship as follows:
    (1) Revises the requirements described above in (1) to require a student who has graduated from an eligible high school to both achieve an overall weighted high school GPA of at least 3.0 and attain an ACT score of at least 21 or an SAT score of at least 980, instead of one or the other; and
    (2) Revises the requirements described above in (2), (3), and (4) to require a student who has completed high school in a Tennessee home school program, graduated from a high school located in Tennessee that is not an eligible high school, obtained a GED, or graduated from a high school located in a neighboring state in a county contiguous to this state to attain "an ACT score of at least 23 or an SAT score of at least 1070," instead of "an ACT score of at least 21 or an SAT score of at least 980."

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