TRENTON � A measure sponsored by Senators John H. Adler and Shirley K. Turner which would amend the laws that created the NJ STARS I and NJ STARS II programs to provide a military services exemption for NJ STARS scholarship recipients who are called to active duty received unanimous final legislative approval today by the full Senate.
�We should do everything we can to show our veterans how highly we regard them and the work they do to protect our country and our freedom,� said Senator Adler, D-Cherry Hill. �This is one of the many ways that government can and should embrace our veterans.�
�This legislation is about helping to ensure that we honor our service members who are called into active duty while working to obtain a college degree,� said Senator Turner, D-Mercer, who chairs the Senate Education Committee. �As they risk their lives helping to protect us, we must also work to ensure that their educational opportunities are protected here at home.�