TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 5. STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

PART II. STUDENT BENEFITS

SUBPART A-1. SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

17:1681.1  Scholarships for children of police officers, deputy sheriffs, or certain probation and parole officers killed or permanently disabled in performance of duty;  certain other investigative employees

 

A. Any child of a police officer, deputy sheriff, or adult probation and parole officer within the division of probation and parole of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections who was or is killed or permanently disabled after January 1, 1973, in the course and scope of the performance of his duties as such, which child is otherwise eligible and meets all of the entrance requirements of a college or university, shall be admitted to such college or university without the payment of any fees or other charges for tuition, books, reference manuals, and other aids to instruction required in any undertaken course and room and board 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 of a full-time student to obtain one bachelor's degree offered by such college or university.

 

B. In no event shall such scholarship exceed eight semesters for any one child.

 

C. The requirements of and benefits for any child of a law enforcement officer as provided in this Section shall also apply to any child of any state employee who was or is killed after January 1, 2011, in the performance of his duties conducting investigations, serving subpoenas, warrants, pleadings, or other orders of the court, or collecting evidence as provided in R.S. 33:2201(B)(20).

 

Added by Acts 1974, No. 353, § 1.  Amended by Acts 1997, No. 868, § 1;  Acts 1999, No. 822, § 1;  Acts 2012, No. 668, § 1, eff. June 7, 2012.