Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship Program; established, report. (HB1980)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship Program established. Establishes the Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship Program, whereby Longwood University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Military Institute, and The College of William and Mary in Virginia are required to annually provide, starting in the 2022-2023 academic year and with any source of funds other than state funds or tuition or fee increases, to at least one African American Virginia student who was born in the Commonwealth and has a total household income that is not more than 400 percent of the federal poverty guidelines a renewable scholarship in an amount sufficient to cover tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books and other educational supplies, and tutoring at the institution. The bill requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to collaborate with such institutions to establish guidelines for the implementation of the Program and to annually collect information on the implementation of the Program from such institutions and report such information to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Committee on Education, the Senate Committee on Education and Health, the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations, and the Virginia African American Advisory Board. Read the Bill »


01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102391D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2021Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed

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