Nation Introduces GI Bill for CA National Guard
|Assemblyman Joe Nation, D-Marin, announced today that he is introducing AB 1923, which will provide scholarships to members of the California National Guard to attend both California State Universities and California Community Colleges.|
Nation's office reports:
Currently, the State of California is one of only two states that provides no education benefits for members of the National Guard. This is in stark contrast to those in the professional military who are eligible to receive the GI Bill. AB 1923 would provide tuition waivers for members of the National Guard beginning the day they enlist and expiring ten years from the enlistment date. This would allow members of the guard, if activated, to complete their education without fear of penalties for serving their country and California.
The National Guard Association of California is sponsoring the bill.