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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER LPAUL DOUGLAS TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
RULE §21.307Qualifications for Scholarships

The commissioner may authorize, or cause to be authorized, scholarships to qualified students at any eligible institution, provided the applicant:

  (1) is a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident as defined in 34 Code of Federal Regulations §653.41;

  (2) is a legal resident of the State of Texas as defined in these regulations;

  (3) has graduated from high school or is scheduled to graduate by the end of the secondary school year; or has received a certificate of high school equivalency for successfully completing the Test of General Educational Development (GED);

  (4) ranks in the top 10% of his or her graduating class; or has GED test scores recognized by the state as being equivalent to ranking in the top 10% of high school graduates in Texas, or nationally, in the academic year for which the eligibility determination is being made;

  (5) maintains satisfactory progress as determined by the institution of higher education the student is attending, in accordance with the criteria established in 34 Code of Federal Regulations §668.16(e) of the student assistance general provisions regulations;

  (6) is enrolled full-time in an eligible institution and is pursuing a course of study leading to certification as a classroom teacher; graduate study that is not required for initial certification is not included;

  (7) is not ineligible to receive assistance as a result of default on a federal student loan or otherwise, as provided under 34 Code of Federal Regulations §§75.60-75.62; and

  (8) has been counseled by the program officer regarding responsibilities to the scholarship program and has signed a statement acknowledging such.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.307 adopted to be effective January 5, 1994, 18 TexReg 9851; amended to be effective March 16, 1995, 20 TexReg 1532.

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