Early Graduation Incentive Grant Program; established for purpose of providing grants to students. (HB327)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Early Graduation Incentive Grant Program. Establishes the Virginia Early Graduation Incentive Grant Program for the purpose of providing grants to Virginia students who (i) have received an undergraduate degree within three years from an accredited institution of higher education in Virginia, (ii) are enrolled in a graduate program preparing students for careers in professions having workforce shortages, and (iii) have agreed to work in Virginia upon receiving a graduate degree. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is designated as the administering agency for the program and must promulgate regulations for the disbursement of grants and the administration of the program. Before grants are awarded, recipients must sign a promissory note under which they agree (i) to begin employment in the Commonwealth within six months of receiving a graduate degree and (ii) to continue such employment in the Commonwealth for at least three years. Only students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average while enrolled as undergraduates are eligible to participate in the program. Eligibility is limited to two academic years or the equivalent number of credit hours. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/04/2008Committee
01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086935712
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2008Continued to 2009 in Education