Academic Scholars Award Retention Requirements
To retain the award from one year to the next, recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and earn 24 credit hours each year. A year is defined for this purpose as fall, wintersession, and spring. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 24 credit hours will be checked at the end of each spring semester.
The scholarship shall be withdrawn for any semester in which the recipient drops to part-time status prior to the completion of the 14th class day unless it is the student’s graduating semester. The student will be eligible for funds in the subsequent semester provided all other criteria are met.
Additionally, retention of all University scholarships is contingent upon available funding.
Scholarship amounts are awarded based on residency status. If a student’s residency changes during their enrollment, the scholarship offer will also be changed.
Students who do not maintain the required 3.0 cumulative GPA or earn 24 credit hours at the end of each spring semester will be placed on scholarship probation. When a student is placed on scholarship probation, the student will be given the opportunity to submit an appeal to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if they demonstrate exceptional circumstances. Appeals will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Students will not receive funding from their scholarship while on scholarship probation.
Students will be given one full academic year beginning spring intersession through the end of the spring semester of the year immediately following their placement on probation, to bring their cumulative GPA to the required 3.0. Students will be given the spring intersession, summer, and summer intersession to earn the required 24 credit hours. If a student achieves the required 3.0 cumulative GPA or 24 hours within the timeframe above, the student can contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships after all official grades have posted for the semester to request a review for reinstatement for the upcoming semester. Students approved for reinstatement will not have their scholarship’s original expiration date extended.
Students who fail to attain the required 3.0 cumulative GPA following the one academic year defined as beginning spring intersession through the end of the spring semester of the year immediately following their placement on probation will have their scholarship permanently cancelled. Students who fail to attain the required 24 hours by the end of the summer intersession following their placement on probation will have their scholarship permanently cancelled.
Students who resign or fail to maintain continuous enrollment during the fall and spring semesters will have their scholarship permanently cancelled unless an approved Scholarship Hold is on file with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.