SC House Bill 3214: A bill to amend the South Carolina Promise Scholarship Act
A bill introduced in January 2019, this legislation would have established terms for the South Carolina Promise Scholarship Program, which would enable students from the general population (not just those with disabilities) to receive a postsecondary education scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled for at least six credit hours and must have a high school or equivalent within two years of applying for the scholarship. They must also maintain a 2.0 GPA and may not have already received a bachelor’s degree. A South Carolina student with a documented learning disability can apply for the scholarship (which is open to the general student population) until one of the following occurs: The student achieves a diploma, associate degree or certificate; The student has attended his/her institution for three years (not counting approved leaves of absence) A South Carolina Promise Scholarship must cover the cost of tuition and include a stipend for books. The General Assembly will set funding.
Expired - last referred to Senate Committee on Education and Public Works in January 2019