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Sec. 10a-169. Capitol scholarship grant program.

      Sec. 10a-169. Capitol scholarship grant program. For the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 1987, and thereafter, any student (1) who is a resident of the state as defined under sections 10a-28, 10a-29 and 10a-30, (2) who has not received a baccalaureate degree and (3) who has been accepted for study on a full-time or part-time basis at any postsecondary school, technical institute, college or university within the state or in any other state which permits its students to bring state student financial assistance funds into Connecticut shall be eligible for financial assistance under the capitol scholarship grant program at any stage of postsecondary study. All such institutions shall be previously approved or accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or by the State Board of Education for postsecondary study. Grants under said program shall be based on financial need and either previous high school academic achievement or performance on standardized academic aptitude tests, as determined by the Board of Governors of Higher Education. The maximum award tendered to a student attending an institution in the state shall not exceed three thousand dollars annually. The maximum award tendered to a student attending an out-of-state institution shall not exceed five hundred dollars annually. Sums so awarded shall be disbursed by the accepting institution on behalf of the student for tuition fees, books, board or any legitimate educational expense.

      (P.A. 81-157, S. 4, 14; P.A. 82-218, S. 37, 46; P.A. 84-241, S. 2, 5; P.A. 87-450, S. 14, 17; P.A. 98-252, S. 55, 80; P.A. 05-245, S. 42.)

      History: P.A. 82-218, which reorganized higher education system, used here as authority for replacing board of higher education with board of governors, effective March 1, 1983; P.A. 84-241 added "of higher education" to board of governors' title; P.A. 87-450 increased the maximum award from one thousand five hundred to two thousand dollars; P.A. 98-252 changed the name of the scholastic achievement grant to the capitol scholarship grant, effective January 1, 1999; P.A. 05-245 increased maximum award amount for student attending an in-state institution from two to three thousand dollars annually, effective July 1, 2005.

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