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  Date of enactment: November 30, 2017
2017 Assembly Bill 266   Date of publication*: December 1, 2017
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2017 WISCONSIN ACT 91
An Act to amend 39.415 (4) (a), 39.415 (4) (b) and 39.415 (6) (b); and to create 39.415 (4) (bg) of the statutes; relating to: eligibility for the Technical Excellence Higher Education Scholarship Program.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
91,1 Section 1. 39.415 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
39.415 (4) (a) If a designated scholar under sub. (3) is admitted to and enrolls, on a full-time basis for at least 6 credits, by September 30 of the academic year immediately following the school year in which the senior was designated a scholar, in a technical college district school that is participating in the program under this section, the scholar shall receive a higher education scholarship in an amount not to exceed $2,250 per academic year.
91,2 Section 2. 39.415 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
39.415 (4) (b) For each academic year that a scholar who receives a scholarship under par. (a) is enrolled full time for at least 6 credits, maintains at least a 3.000 grade point average or the equivalent as determined by the district school, and makes satisfactory academic progress toward an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, or a vocational diploma as certified by the district school, the student is eligible to receive a higher education scholarship as determined under par. (a) in the subsequent year or, if the scholar does not enroll in a participating district school in the subsequent year, in the 2nd year following the year in which the scholar received the scholarship semester immediately following the subsequent year.
(br) No scholar is eligible for a higher education scholarship for more than 3 years at a district school.
91,3 Section 3. 39.415 (4) (bg) of the statutes is created to read:
39.415 (4) (bg) If a student who received a higher education scholarship under par. (a) is not eligible under par. (b) for the scholarship for a year because the scholar failed to maintain for a prior year at least a 3.000 grade point average or the equivalent determined by the district school, the student is eligible to receive a scholarship under par. (a) for the year immediately following a year for which all of the following criteria are satisfied:
1. The student enrolls for at least 6 credits.
2. The student's grade point average increases to at least 3.000.
3. The district school certifies that the student has made satisfactory academic progress.
91,4 Section 4. 39.415 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
39.415 (6) (b) Each designated scholar who is eligible for an original higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) shall notify the board as soon as practicable of the district school he or she will be attending in the next academic year. Each designated scholar who is eligible for a subsequent higher education scholarship under sub. (4) (a) shall notify the board as soon as practicable whether he or she will be enrolling in a participating district school in the academic year immediately following the academic year in which he or she received an original or subsequent scholarship under sub. (4) (a), or in the 2nd academic year following that academic year semester immediately following that immediately following year, and of the district school in which he or she will be enrolling.
91,5 Section 5. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to students who enroll for the semester following the effective date of this subsection.
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