Indiana Code Title 21. Higher Education § 21-12-6-7

Sec. 7 . (a) Subject to IC 21-12-13-2 , a scholarship awarded under section 6 of this chapter or this section may be renewed.  To qualify for a scholarship renewal, a scholarship recipient must do the following:

(1) Submit to the commission a renewal application that contains all the information and evidence required by the commission to determine eligibility for the scholarship renewal.

(2) Continue to be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at an eligible institution.

(3) This subdivision applies only to applicants who initially enroll in the program under section 5 of this chapter or IC 21-12-6.5-2 after June 30, 2011.  For purposes of this chapter, applicants who are enrolled in the program before July 1, 2011, will not have an income or financial resources test applied to them when they subsequently apply to renew a scholarship.  Continue to have a lack of financial resources reasonably available to the applicant, as defined by the commission, that, in the absence of an award under this chapter, would deter the scholarship applicant from completing the applicant's education at the approved postsecondary educational institution that the applicant has selected and that has accepted the applicant.

(4) Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the eligible institution.

(5) If the student initially enrolls in an eligible institution for an academic year beginning after August 31, 2019, complete a student success program designed by the commission in coordination with eligible institutions.

(6) Beginning in an academic year beginning after August 31, 2017, the student successfully completes:

(A) at least thirty (30) credit hours or the equivalent during the last academic year in which the student received state financial aid;  or

(B) at least thirty (30) credit hours or the equivalent during the last academic year in which the student was enrolled in postsecondary education.

(7) Continue to meet any other minimum criteria established by the commission.

(b) In determining eligibility under subsection (a)(6), the commission shall apply all the following types of credits regardless of whether the credits were completed during the last academic year described in subsection (a)(6)(A) or (a)(6)(B):

(1) Credits earned from dual credit, advanced placement, Cambridge International, and international baccalaureate courses.

(2) College credits earned during high school.

(3) Credits earned exceeding thirty (30) credit hours during a previous academic year in which a student received state financial aid.

(c) The commission may allow a student who is otherwise ineligible under subsection (a)(6) for an award during the next academic year to maintain eligibility for an award if the student submits a petition to the commission and the commission makes a determination that extenuating circumstances (as determined by the commission) prevented the student from meeting the requirements under subsection (a)(6).


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