To renew institutional scholarships for subsequent academic years, all scholars are required to maintain specific overall Grade Point Averages and earn a minimum of 30 credit hours during the academic year (fall, spring, and summer). The required overall GPA may differ, depending on the scholarship and the incoming academic year. Most scholarships are for a maximum of eight undergraduate semesters, or until completion of a bachelor’s degree - whichever comes first. Other criteria may exist, such as remaining in an academic major within a certain College/School.
Academic standards exist for each level of scholarship awards and are measured at
the end of the spring semester of each academic year. Students are notified in
writing at the end of the spring semester if appropriate progress has not been
attained, and summer school may be used in attempt to make up deficiencies. Students
failing to meet renewal requirements by the end of the summer session will not
have their scholarship renewed.
Students whose first enrollment is the spring semester - or who have deferred their scholarship for one semester - may be reviewed against a 15 earned credit hour requirement for that academic year. Starting with the next academic year, they will return to the normal requirement of 30 credit hours listed above.
Students can submit the "Scholarship Exception Request Form" available on the
Forms section of our website if they can document extenuating circumstances
such as a family, medical, or personal event which adversely affected their academic