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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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SCHEV Virginia Space Grant Scholarships for Flight Training

Item 141 #1h

Item 141 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2019 $100,000 FY2020 $100,000 GF

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Page 150, line 32, strike "$82,487,332" and insert "$82,587,332".
Page 150, line 32, strike "$84,608,559" and insert "$84,708,559".

Page 151, line 4, after "2.", insert "a."

Page 151, line 4, strike "$695,000" and "$695,000" and insert:

"$795,000" and $795,000".

Page 151, after line 5, insert:

"b. Out of the amounts included in this item, $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) to provide scholarships for select high school students to participate in immersive ground and flight training through the solo experience as a step in addressing the critical pilot shortage.  The VSGC shall work with Averett University and Liberty University to provide two sessions of its New Horizons solo academy giving 30 high school students the opportunity to accomplish their first solo flight."



Explanation

(This amendment provides $100,000 each year from the general fund to the VSGC to provide 30 scholarships to high school students interested in becoming pilots. In conjunction with Averett University and Liberty University, this program would provide students the first ten hours of flight training toward a private pilot license, the solo experience and accompanying ground training. This is intended to address a critical pilot shortage.)