Scholars Program; created. (HB480)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth Scholars Program.  Creates the Commonwealth Scholars Program, consisting of scholarships awarded to Virginia public high school graduates finishing in the top 5% of their respective classes, passing the required Standards of Learning assessments, and enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in any accredited, degree-granting public institution of higher education in Virginia. Scholarships shall support the full cost of tuition for one year only and may not be applied to fees, room, board, or other educational expenses. Should available funds be insufficient to provide full tuition, the State Council of Higher Education will determine the amounts of scholarship awards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063578303
01/09/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2006Assigned to Education sub-committee: Higher Education (Rust)
02/08/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB480)