2000 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation
By: Representatives Robinson (84th), Horne, Taylor, Scott (80th)
House Bill 1724
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF CLARKE COUNTY TO ESTABLISH A JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO GRADUATE FROM THE ENTERPRISE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR THE QUITMAN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH THE HIGHEST GRADE POINT AVERAGES WHO ATTEND JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of Clarke County, in its discretion, may establish a junior college district scholarship program. The program shall be designed to annually award scholarships to certain graduating high school seniors who attend Jones County Junior College. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the student must (a) be a graduate of either the Enterprise School District or the Quitman Consolidated School District, (b) have the highest grade point average among all graduating seniors in his or her class, and (c) attend Jones County Junior College. Only two (2) scholarships may be awarded annually, one (1) for each of the two (2) public school districts in the county. The amount of each scholarship shall not exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for each qualifying student, and shall be payable out of any available funds of the county directly to Jones County Junior College. Jones County Junior College, upon receiving such monies, shall keep a separate account for each student awarded a scholarship under this program and shall credit any expenditures for tuition, books or other fees as a charge against the account. If the senior with the highest grade point average in his high school does not attend Jones County Junior College, then the scholarship shall be awarded to the student from that same high school who has the highest grade point average among all graduating seniors in that high school who does attend Jones County Junior College. The provisions of this section shall be repealed from and after July 1, 2004.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.