Benson & DeAngelo Bill to Help Students Facing a Medical Condition of Family Death to Maintain NJ STARS Scholarships Advances

Legislation Assemblymen Daniel R. Benson and Wayne P. DeAngelo sponsored to let NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship recipients who suffer a medical condition or death of a parent or spouse to retain their program eligibility was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.

 

Legislation Assemblymen Daniel R. Benson and Wayne P. DeAngelo sponsored to let NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship recipients who suffer a medical condition or death of a parent or spouse to retain their program eligibility was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.
The bill (A-2565) allows NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship recipients to maintain program eligibility in the event that medical condition or recent death of a parent or spouse prevents enrollment as full-time student
"This is the decent thing to do," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "College is the gateway to a brighter future, and for many students, these scholarships are a lifeline. No one should lose their eligibility because of a medical condition."
"We should be removing all obstacles to a higher education," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "Taking away program eligibility because of a medical condition is patently unfair. We can do better than that for our future generations."
The bill was released by the Assembly Higher Education Committee.