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Chapter 173

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  173.254.  Kids' chance scholarship program, created, administration, eligibility, limits, rules. — 1.  There is hereby established the "Kids' Chance Scholarship Program", to provide scholarships for the children of workers who were seriously injured or died in a work-related accident or occupational disease covered by workers' compensation and compensable pursuant to chapter 287 to attend a college, university or accredited vocational institution of their choice pursuant to the provisions of this section.

  2.  The definitions of terms set forth in section 173.205 shall be applicable to such terms as used in this section.

  3.  The department of higher education and workforce development shall be the administrative agency for the implementation of the program established by this section, and shall:

  (1)  Promulgate reasonable rules for the exercise of its functions and the effectuation of the purposes of this section;

  (2)  Prescribe the form and the time and method of awarding the scholarships after reasonably considering the recommendations, if any, of the board of directors of KIDS' CHANCE Inc.  of Missouri, and shall supervise the processing thereof; and

  (3)  Select qualified recipients to receive the scholarships, make such awards of scholarships to qualified recipients and determine the use, the manner and the method of payment to the recipient after reasonably considering the recommendations, if any, of the board of directors of KIDS' CHANCE Inc. of Missouri.

  4.  A student shall be eligible for an initial or renewed scholarship if, at the time of application and throughout the period during which the student is receiving such assistance, he or she is a part-time or full-time student who:

  (1)  Is at least seventeen and not more than twenty-two years of age;

  (2)  Is a Missouri citizen;

  (3)  Is a child of an employee who was seriously injured or died in a work-related accident or occupational disease covered by workers' compensation and compensable pursuant to chapter 287;

  (4)  Is enrolled, or has been accepted for enrollment, as a student in a private or public institution in Missouri or an accredited vocational institution in Missouri; and

  (5)  Establishes financial need.

  5.  A recipient of a scholarship awarded pursuant to the provisions of this section may transfer from one public or private institution in Missouri or accredited vocational institution in Missouri to another without losing eligibility for the scholarship.  If a recipient of the scholarship at any time withdraws from a private or public institution in Missouri or accredited vocational institution in Missouri so that under the rules and regulations of that institution he or she is entitled to a refund of any tuition, fees or other charges, the institution shall pay the portion of the refund attributable to the scholarship for that term to the department of higher education and workforce development for deposit in this program.

  6.  The provisions of sections 173.254 to 173.258 shall only apply to moneys received by the kids' chance scholarship fund or program pursuant to section 173.258 and shall not apply to any moneys received by the kids' chance scholarship fund or program from sources other than the state.

  7.  Scholarships provided pursuant to the provisions of sections 173.254 to 173.258 shall not exceed the least of the following:

  (1)  The actual tuition, as defined in section 173.260, charged at an approved institution pursuant to this section where the individual is enrolled or accepted for enrollment; or

  (2)  The amount of tuition charged a Missouri resident at the University of Missouri for attendance.

  8.  No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 536.

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(L. 1998 H.B. 1237, et al. § 3)


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