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An Act to Provide Beneficiary Scholarships at the Winthrop Training School for Teachers, at Columbia, S.C.

December 23, 1887

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1887, Pages 816-817.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That for the purpose of improving the common schools of the State and providing trained teachers therefor, there shall be appointed annually from every County in this State one young woman, who has not the necessary means, to a beneficiary scholarship in "The Winthrop Training School for Teachers," at Columbia. S. C, which scholarships are hereby established, such appointinent to be made by the State Superintendent of Education upon a competitive examination held by a Board of three persons, to be named by him, in every County of the State, under such regulations as he may prescribe: Provided, That the applicant shall have attained the age of eighteen years: And provided, further, That no scholarship be allowed to any person for over one session.

Sec. 2. That in case the person appointed shall fail to pass the examination prescribed by the Board of Trustees of said school for admission thereto, or shall fail, from any cause, to attend the session of said school, the State Superintendent of Education may appoint another to fill the vacancy.

Sec 3. That there shall be paid out of the State Treasury the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars per annum for every beneficiary so appointed, thirty dollars thereof to be paid at the commencement of the school year to the Board of Trustees of "The Winthrop Training School for Teachers," to cover tuition fees, books and other necessary school expenses, and the remaining one hundred and twenty dollars to be paid to the beneficiary in three equal installments, the first at the commencement of the school year, and the other two at the expiration of three and six scholastic months respectively, to cover board, such sums to be paid upon the order of the State Superintendent of Education; but no order for board shall be issued except upon the certificate of the Superintendent of said school that the appointee is in actual attendance upon said school and is maintaining herself with credit therein.

Sec. 4. That upon the completion of their course such beneficiary students shall be required to teach for one year in the common schools of the respective Counties from which they were appointed: Provided, Positions are offered them as first grade teachers in such schools.

Sec. 5. That the State Superintendent of Education shall be ex officio a member of the Board ot Trustees of ''The Winthrop Training School for Teachers.''

In the Senate House, the twenty-third day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven.

William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 23d, A.D. 1887.
John P. Richardson, Governor.

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