AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO THE CHEATHAM-WHITE SCHOLARSHIPS FUND AND TO ALLOW STUDENTS FROM WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY TO RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE FUND.
Appropriates $1.6 million in recurring funds fo rate 2019-20 fiscal year from the General Fund to the Cheatham-White Scholarships Fund. Restricts use of the funds to the administration of scholarships under Article 35 of GS Chapter 116.
Amends Article 35, Cheatham-White Scholarships, of GS Chapter 116 to expand the program to include Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) (currently limited to NC A&T University and NC Central University). Allows for up to 50 scholarships to be awarded each academic year to students admitted to WCCU, with 40 resident and 10 nonresident recipients. Makes conforming changes to GS 116-292 and GS 116-294.
Effective July 1, 2019, and applies beginning with the nomination of candidates during the 2019-20 school year to be awarded scholarships for the 2020 fall academic term.