|(a) Authority. Authority for this subchapter is provided in the Texas Education Code, Chapter 61, Subchapter Q, Engineering Recruitment Programs. This subchapter establishes rules for administering the engineering scholarship program established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in keeping with Texas Education Code, §61.792. (b) Scope. Unless otherwise noted, this subchapter applies to any general academic teaching institution or private or independent institution of higher education in Texas (Texas Education Code, §61.003) that offers an engineering degree program and their students. (c) Purpose. The purpose of this program is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in engineering at a participating general academic teaching institution or private or independent institution of higher education.