13-55-34 Continuing eligibility requirements for scholarship recipients.
Continuing eligibility requirements for scholarship recipients.
In order to maintain
eligibility, a student shall:
Maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Cumulative grade point
average shall be calculated after the second semester and every semester thereafter. The
student shall complete consecutive spring and fall terms in order to remain eligible for
continuation of the scholarship program from term to term. A student whose cumulative
grade point average falls below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale shall forfeit the scholarship for the
subsequent semester and for subsequent semesters until the student has reestablished
eligibility. To reestablish eligibility, the student shall comply with all course load,
enrollment, and proficiency examination requirements for continued eligibility stated in
§§ 13-55-30 to 13-55-35, inclusive, and the student shall achieve a cumulative grade point
average of 3.0, or greater, on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship shall be reinstated beginning the
semester following that in which the student achieves a cumulative grade point average
of 3.0, or greater, on a 4.0 scale. Reinstatement of a scholarship does not extend the time
allowed under the scholarship program; any scholarship award forfeited cannot be
reclaimed after a student has regained eligibility. A student whose cumulative grade point
average falls below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale a second time forfeits the scholarship for all
subsequent semesters; and
Enroll in and complete at least fifteen credit hours of instruction in each consecutive
spring and fall term if the student completed ninth grade prior to the 2010-2011 school
Enroll in and complete at least thirty credit hours of instruction in each academic
year if the student completed ninth grade in the 2010-2011 school year or
thereafter. For purposes of this subdivision, an academic year consists of
consecutive fall and spring terms.
Earn thirty credit hours prior to the beginning of the second year of instruction, sixty
credit hours prior to the beginning of the third year of instruction, and ninety credit hours
prior to the fourth year of instruction. If the executive director of the Board of Regents
determines that a student's failure to enroll or to maintain continued enrollment occurred
as a direct result of legitimate factors outside the student's control, or has resulted from
the student's participation in an activity that in the executive director's judgment provides
knowledge or experience that will enhance the student's academic pursuits, the executive
director may extend the student's eligibility to participate in the program for up to two
additional years, if the student does not enroll in a noneligible institution.
SL 2003, ch 110, § 5; SL 2008, ch 88, § 2; SL 2010, ch 96, § 4; SL 2010, ch 97, § 1.