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Revises the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II Programs.
This bill changes the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship programs. This bill limits the costs covered by the scholarship to tuition, as opposed to tuition and fees and allows a student recipient to use the NJ STARS II scholarship to attend a New Jersey four-year independent institution of higher education. Under current law a scholarship can only be used to attend a four-year public institution. Also under current law, a student with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.50 may receive a scholarship in an amount up to $3,000 per semester and a student with a GPA equal to or greater than 3.50 may receive a scholarship in an amount up to $3,500 per semester. This bill changes the maximum scholarship to $1,250 with a 3.25 minimum GPA.
Assembly Higher Education Committee:
Lampitt  Diegnan  Wilson Wolfe Fuentes Spencer Riley
Vice Chair
Benson  Chivukula  Wisniewski  Johnson Coughlin DiMaio Gove
DeAngelo  Burzichelli  Gusciora  Mainor Wagner
1/10/2012 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
3/5/2012 Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
3/12/2012 Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
3/15/2012 Substituted by S874Committee Voting:
Assembly Higher Education Committee
AHI 3/5/2012 – r/favorably – Yes {7} No {0} Not Voting {1} Abstains {0} – Roll Call
Riley, Celeste M. (C) – Yes
Giblin, Thomas P. (V) – Yes
Brown, Christopher J. – Not Voting
Coughlin, Craig J. – Yes
DiMaio, John – Yes
Gove, DiAnne C. – Yes
Mainor, Charles – Yes
Wagner, Connie – YesAssembly Appropriations Committee
AAP 3/12/2012 – r/favorably – Yes {9} No {0} Not Voting {0} Abstains {0} – Roll Call
Burzichelli, John J. (C) – Yes
Barnes, Peter J., III (V) – Yes
Casagrande, Caroline – Yes
Chiusano, Gary R. – Yes
Conaway, Herb, Jr. – Yes
Lampitt, Pamela R. – Yes
McHose, Alison Littell – Yes
Prieto, Vincent – Yes
Spencer, L. Grace – Yes

This bill was voted favorably in the Higher Education Committee and then sent to the Appropriations
Committee where it was voted favorably. On March 15th it was substituted by the Senate Bill, S874.

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