Creates the Youth Service Scholarship Act. Establishes the Youth
Service Scholarship Program, to be administered by the Illinois
Commission on Community Service. Provides that the Program shall be
made available to consortia of school districts and community-based
organizations who then select pupils to earn scholarships while they
are enrolled in any of grades 9 through 12 in a public school.
Provides that, upon completion of 100 hours of volunteer community
service performed between September 1 of one year and August 31 of the
next year, a pupil shall earn a $500 scholarship. Provides that the
pupil may redeem the scholarship if the pupil enrolls in a private or
public postsecondary or vocational institution in this State.
Requires the Commission to submit to the General Assembly a study of
the efficacy of the Program by July 1, 2006. Repeals the Act on
January 1, 2008. Effective immediately.
JAN-29-2002 S FIRST READING
JAN-29-2002 S REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE RULES
JAN-07-2003 S SESSION SINE DIE
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