1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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VPI Ag Minority Scholarships

Item 184 #2c

Item 184 #2c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Higher Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Instructional Division FY1999 $0 FY2000 $100,000 GF

Page 173, line 48, strike "$9,472,870" and insert "$9,572,870".
Page 174, strike lines 4 through 11 and insert:
  "3.a)  Scholarships, internships, and graduate assistantships for students from first-generation, low-income, or under-represented groups in the disciplines of the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Forestry and Wildlife Resources, Human Resources and Education, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Architecture and Urban Studies, $132,500 the first year and $232,500 the second year from the general fund.  Administration of the program shall reside in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
b) Students at Virginia State University may also participate in this program, under guidelines set forth through the College of Agriculture and Life Science."

(This amendment expands a program which provides scholarships for undergraduate students, assistantships for graduate students, and funds to partially support an undergraduate and graduate summer research internship program focused on the recruitment and retention of highly qualified under-represented students in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and related sciences programs at Virginia Tech. Funding of $132,500 each year is currently provided for the program in the budget of Virginia Tech.)