2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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VA Teaching Scholarships

Item 139 #3c

Item 139 #3c

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2009 $150,000 FY2010 $150,000 GF

Page 113, line 19, strike "$6,508,250" and insert "$6,658,250".
Page 113, line 19, strike "$7,108,250" and insert "$7,258,250".
Page 114, line 53, strike "$558,000" and insert "$708,000".
Page 114, line 54, strike "$558,000" and insert "$708,000".

(This amendment restores the funding reduced in the introduced budget for the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Program to address critical shortage areas. Under the program, to be eligible for scholarships of up to $3,720, college students must be enrolled in a critical shortage area in a teacher education program at a four-year institution; be at or beyond the sophomore year; possess at least a 2.7 GPA; and be a Virginia resident. For fiscal year 2007, 170 recipients, across the 37 public and private colleges and universities in Virginia with approved teacher preparation programs, were awarded a total of $558,000, with an average award of $3,282.)