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  1  1    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  261.22  IOWA WINS SCHOLARSHIP
  1  2 PROGRAM – APPROPRIATION.
  1  3    1.  Subject to an appropriation of sufficient funds by the
  1  4 general assembly, there is established an Iowa wins
  1  5 scholarship program to be administered by the college student
  1  6 aid commission.  A resident of this state who graduated, or
  1  7 within one year will graduate, from an accredited secondary
  1  8 school in this state and who has been admitted to or is
  1  9 attending as a full-time or part-time student an institution
  1 10 of higher education under the state board of regents, a
  1 11 community college, an accredited private institution as
  1 12 defined in section 261.9, subsection 1, or a postsecondary
  1 13 institution that meets the requirements of chapter 261B, is
  1 14 eligible for the following scholarship amounts:
  1 15    a.  Up to two thousand dollars if the person ranked in the
  1 16 upper twenty-five percent of their secondary school class at
  1 17 the end of grade twelve.
  1 18    b.  Up to one thousand dollars for all other graduates of
  1 19 accredited secondary schools in this state.
  1 20    2.  By June 30 of the school year in which a student
  1 21 completes grade twelve, each accredited public and nonpublic
  1 22 secondary school in Iowa shall include in the student's
  1 23 transcript the student's class percentile rank.
  1 24    3.  A person who meets the qualifications of subsection 1
  1 25 may apply to the commission for an Iowa wins scholarship at
  1 26 any time within one year following the person's graduation
  1 27 from an accredited secondary school in this state.  However,
  1 28 once approved for a scholarship under this section, the person
  1 29 may receive Iowa wins scholarship moneys for not more than
  1 30 twelve months.
  1 31    4.  The amount of an Iowa wins scholarship shall not exceed
  1 32 the total tuition and mandatory fees for attending a
  1 33 postsecondary institution as provided in subsection 1.
  1 34    5.  Scholarship moneys may be awarded for full-time or
  1 35 part-time study during the fall, spring, or summer semesters,
  2  1 or the trimester or quarter equivalent.
  2  2    6.  The commission shall administer this program and shall
  2  3 do all of the following:
  2  4    a.  Provide application forms for distribution to students
  2  5 by Iowa high schools.
  2  6    b.  Adopt rules for determining financial need, defining
  2  7 residence for the purposes of this section, and for processing
  2  8 and approving applications for scholarships.
  2  9    c.  Make an annual report to the governor and general
  2 10 assembly.
  2 11    7.  Each applicant, in accordance with the rules
  2 12 established by the commission, shall do all of the following:
  2 13    a.  Complete and file an application for an Iowa wins
  2 14 scholarship.
  2 15    b.  Report promptly to the commission any necessary
  2 16 information requested by the commission.
  2 17    8.  If a recipient of scholarship moneys issued in
  2 18 accordance with this section is dismissed or withdraws from
  2 19 the postsecondary institution before completion of the term,
  2 20 the award, or the portion of the award that conforms with that
  2 21 institution's accepted policy of refunds, shall be refunded to
  2 22 the commission.
  2 23    9.  There is appropriated annually from the general fund of
  2 24 the state to the college student aid commission an amount
  2 25 sufficient to carry out the provisions of this section.  
  2 26                           EXPLANATION
  2 27    This bill establishes the Iowa wins scholarship program for
  2 28 residents who graduated from accredited Iowa high schools and
  2 29 who have been admitted to or are attending an institution of
  2 30 higher education under the state board of regents; a community
  2 31 college; an accredited private institution; or a postsecondary
  2 32 institution that meets the requirements of chapter 261B, which
  2 33 requires certain schools to register with the secretary of
  2 34 state.  The bill creates a standing unlimited appropriation
  2 35 from the general fund of the state to pay for the program.
  3  1    A person who ranked in the upper 25 percent of their class
  3  2 at the end of grade 12 is eligible for a scholarship of up to
  3  3 $2,000 and all other Iowa high school graduates are eligible
  3  4 for a scholarship up to $1,000.
  3  5    By June 30 of the school year in which a student completes
  3  6 grade 12, each accredited public and nonpublic secondary
  3  7 school in Iowa is directed to include in each student's
  3  8 transcript the student's class percentile rank.
  3  9    A person may apply to the commission for an Iowa wins
  3 10 scholarship at any time within one year following the person's
  3 11 graduation from high school.  However, once approved for a
  3 12 scholarship under this section, the person may receive Iowa
  3 13 wins scholarship moneys for not more than 12 months.
  3 14    The amount of an Iowa wins scholarship shall not exceed the
  3 15 total tuition and mandatory fees.
  3 16    Scholarship moneys may be awarded for full-time or part-
  3 17 time study during the fall, spring, or summer semesters, or
  3 18 the trimester or quarter equivalent.
  3 19    If a recipient of Iowa wins scholarship moneys issued in
  3 20 accordance with this section is dismissed or withdraws from
  3 21 the postsecondary institution before completion of the term,
  3 22 the award, or the portion of the award that conforms with that
  3 23 institution's accepted policy of refunds, shall be refunded to
  3 24 the commission.
  3 25    The commission is directed, under the bill, to report
  3 26 annually to the governor and general assembly.  
  3 27 LSB 1467XS 77
  3 28 kh/cf/24
     

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