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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER LPAUL DOUGLAS TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
RULE §21.317Scholarship Conditions

To receive a scholarship, a scholar shall enter into an agreement with the board under which he or she agrees to the following:

  (1) teach on a full-time basis in any state as determined by the institution or agency for which the scholar is teaching, for a period of not less than two years for each year in which scholarship assistance was received or in an area designated by the United States Secretary of Education as provided by the Higher Education Act, §428(b)(4), as amended, one year for each year of scholarship assistance was received in one of the following:

    (A) a public or private nonprofit preschool, elementary, or secondary school in any state;

    (B) in a private nonprofit institution, teach children with disabilities or with limited English proficiency;

  (2) fulfill the teaching obligation described in paragraph (1) of this section within 10 years after completing the postsecondary education degree program for which the scholarship was awarded;

  (3) pursue a course of study leading to certification at the preschool, elementary, or secondary level as recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board but not including graduate study that is not required for initial teacher certification;

  (4) provide the board evidence of compliance with paragraphs (1)-(3) of this section;

  (5) repay the amount of the scholarship received, prorated according to the fraction of the teaching obligation not completed, as determined by the board, and pay interest and reasonable collection fees if the condition of paragraphs (1)-(4) of this section are not met; and

  (6) maintain eligibility for this scholarship through the following:

    (A) enroll as a full-time student in an eligible institution;

    (B) pursue a course of study leading to certification at the preschool, elementary, or secondary level as recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board but not including graduate study that is not required for initial teacher certification; and

    (C) maintain satisfactory progress as determined by the institution of higher education that the scholar is attending and comply with §21.311 of this title (relating to Criteria for Subsequent Scholarships).


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.317 adopted to be effective January 5, 1994, 18 TexReg 9851.

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