13-55-34. Continuing eligibility requirements for scholarship recipients.
In order to maintain eligibility, a student shall:
(1) 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
(2)(a) 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 year; or
(b) 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.
Source: SL 2003, ch 110, § 5; SL 2008, ch 88, § 2; SL 2010, ch 96, § 4; SL 2010, ch 97, § 1.