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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER RRTEXAS ARMED SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
RULE §21.2244Initial Award Eligibility and Agreement Requirements

To receive an initial conditional scholarship award through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program, a selected student must:

  (1) Be enrolled in a Texas public or private institution of higher education, as certified by the institution;

  (2) Enroll in and be a member in good standing of a Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program while enrolled in the institution, as certified by the institution; and

  (3) Enter into a written agreement with the Board agreeing to:

    (A) Complete four years of ROTC training, or the equivalent of four years of ROTC training if the institution awards ROTC credit for prior service in any branch of the U.S. Armed Services or the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine;

    (B) Graduate no later than six years after the date the student first enrolls in a Texas public or private institution of higher education after having received a high school diploma or a General Educational Diploma or its equivalent;

    (C) No later than six months after graduation, enter into and provide the Board with verification of:

      (i) A four-year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine; or

      (ii) A contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States;

    (D) Meet the physical examination requirements and all other prescreening requirements of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine, or the branch of the armed services with which the student enters into a contract; and

    (E) Repay the scholarship according to the terms of the promissory note if the student fails to meet the requirements described in §21.2247 of this title (relating to Conversion of the Scholarship to a Loan).


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.2244 adopted to be effective November 30, 2009, 34 TexReg 8530; amended to be effective September 6, 2011, 36 TexReg 5686; amended to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1332

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