TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 5. STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
PART II. STUDENT BENEFITS
SUBPART A-1. SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
17:1685.1 Scholarships for children of correctional officers injured or killed in performance of duty
Any child of a correctional officer, as defined in R.S. 17:1685, which correctional officer is killed or permanently disabled in the course and scope of the performance of his duties as such, which child is otherwise eligible and meets all the entrance requirements of a college or university, shall be admitted to such college or university without the payment of any fees for tuitions, books or other charges, including room and board charges, as long as such child meets the academic standards and complies with the rules and regulations of such college or university required for attendance therein as a full-time student. Such exemption shall exist for such child for the number of semesters required for a full-time student to obtain one bachelor degree offered by such college or university. In addition thereto, such child shall be entitled to a cash grant of one hundred twenty-five dollars per semester from such college or university as an allowance for books.
In no event shall such scholarships exceed eight semesters for any one child.
No benefits shall be granted under the provisions of this Section unless funds are appropriated or otherwise made available for that purpose by the legislature. Any funds lost to any public college or university as a result of this Act shall be reimbursed to that college or university by the state of Louisiana.
Added by Acts 1979, No. 197, Sec. 1.