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Inventory of the Records of the California Student Aid Commission 1955-1996
R346, R215, F3940  
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Description
The Student Aid Commission administers various financial aid programs for postsecondary schooling. The original commission, then known as the State Scholarship Commission, consisted of nine members, with representatives from private institutions, public universities, and members of governing boards of school districts. The records of the Student Aid Commission (SAC) comprise 23 cubic feet of textual records reflecting the various scholarship and loan programs of the Student Aid Commission and its predecessors. The collection covers the years of 1955-1996.
Background
The State Archives received these records in a series of transfers according to state law.The Student Aid Commission administers various financial aid programs for postsecondary schooling. The original commission, then known as the State Scholarship Commission, consisted of nine members, with representatives from private institutions, public universities, and members of governing boards of school districts. The State Scholarship Commission was created during the 1955 Regular Session of the Legislature (Chapter 1846) to administer a competitive college assistance program for California undergraduates, known as the State Scholarship Program. Eligible students for the State Scholarship Program were selected on the basis of a number of criteria, such as outstanding grade point averages, favorable scholastic aptitude test scores, and a demonstrated financial need via financial statements. The first scholarships were awarded in spring 1956, resulting in 600 state scholarships. By 1959, 1,600 scholarships were made available.
Extent
23 cubic feet
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.