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California Memorial Scholarship Fund   

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(a) The California Victim Compensation Board shall identify, and confirm by documentation, all persons who are eligible for scholarships under the program. The California Victim Compensation Board shall use various methods to identify those persons, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Media outreach, including, but not limited to, social media, that explains the details of the program, who is eligible for scholarships under the program, and how to sign up for further notifications regarding the program.

(2) Written notification to persons, or in the case of minors, their parents or guardians, who have previously been identified as eligible for scholarships under the program, and their known family members. The notification shall explain that the program has been reopened, and that the California Victim Compensation Board is seeking information regarding other persons who may be eligible for the program, and shall provide instructions on how to sign up for further notifications regarding the program.

(3) Communication with the Special Master of the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to determine if additional victims who were California residents have been identified.

(b) After creating a new list of eligible persons for the program, the California Victim Compensation Board shall notify these persons or, in the case of minors, the parents or guardians of these persons, of their eligibility for scholarships under the program.

(1) The notification shall be in writing.

(2) The notification shall provide details on the program and how to apply for scholarships under the program.

(3) The notification shall be received by all of the appropriate persons no later than July 1, 2015.

(c) The Scholarshare Investment Board shall service scholarships pursuant to this article only for individuals determined to be eligible by the California Victim Compensation Board.

(d) Eligible persons, or in the case of minors, the parents or guardians of these persons, shall inform the Scholarshare Investment Board of their decision on whether to participate in the program in a timely manner. Eligible persons, or in the case of minors, the parents or guardians of these persons, who are to become participants in the program shall execute agreements pursuant to Section 70011 no later than July 1, 2016.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 31, Sec. 23.)