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1. To be eligible to receive a Nevada Promise Scholarship, a student must:
(a) Be a bona fide resident of this State, as construed in NRS 396.540.
(b) Have not previously been awarded an associate's degree or bachelor's degree.
(c) Have obtained a high school diploma awarded by a public or private high school located in this State or public high school that is located in a county that borders this State and accepts pupils who are residents of this State or have successfully completed the high school equivalency assessment selected by the State Board pursuant to NRS 390.055 before 20 years of age.
(d) Complete the application for the Nevada Promise Scholarship Program in accordance with the regulations prescribed by the Board of Regents.
(e) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid provided for by 20 U.S.C. § 1090 or, if the student is prohibited by law from completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, an alternative determination for financial aid prescribed by the Board of Regents for each academic year of participation in the Program on or before the deadline prescribed by the Board of Regents.
(f) Before enrolling in a community college, participate in one training meeting related to financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and college orientation, as prescribed by the Board of Regents by regulation.
(g) Have met at least once with a mentor assigned to the student through the mentoring program established by the Board of Regents pursuant to NRS 396.965 before the first semester of enrollment at a community college and at least twice for each academic year while participating in the Program.
(h) Complete at least 8 hours of community service during the last year of high school and before the first semester of enrollment at a community college and at least 8 hours of community service each semester thereafter, not including summer academic terms, while participating in the Program. Community service performed to satisfy the requirements of this paragraph must not include religious proselytizing or service for which the student receives any type of compensation or which directly benefits a member of the family of the student.
(i) Submit all information deemed necessary by the Board of Regents to determine the student's eligibility for gift aid.
(j) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours in a program of study leading to a recognized degree or certificate at a community college for the fall semester of the academic year immediately following the school year in which the student was awarded a high school diploma or have successfully completed the high school equivalency assessment selected by the State Board pursuant to NRS 390.055.
(k) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and this paragraph, be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours in a program of study leading to a recognized degree or certificate at a community college for each fall semester and spring semester beginning with the first semester for which the student received a Nevada Promise Scholarship, not including summer academic terms. A student who is on schedule to graduate at:
(1) The end of a semester may enroll in the number of semester credit hours required to graduate.
(2) The end of a fall semester is not required to enroll in credit hours for the spring semester.
(l) Meet satisfactory academic progress, as defined by federal requirements established pursuant to Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1001 et seq., and determined by the community college in which the student is enrolled.
2. The Board of Regents shall establish criteria with respect to students who have a documented physical or mental disability or who were previously subject to an individualized education program under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq., or a plan under Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §§ 791 et seq. The criteria must provide an exemption for those students from:
(a) The limitation on eligibility for a Nevada Promise Scholarship set forth in paragraph (b) of subsection 3; and
(b) The minimum number of credits prescribed in paragraphs (j) and (k) of subsection 1.
3. A student who meets the requirements of subsection 1 is eligible for a Nevada Promise Scholarship from the Program until the occurrence of the first of the following events:
(a) The student is awarded an associate's degree or bachelor's degree; or
(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the student receives a Nevada Promise Scholarship from the Program for 2 academic years, not including the initial academic year.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Nevada Revised Statutes Title 34. Education § 396.9665. Eligibility to receive Nevada Promise Scholarship - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nv/title-34-education/nv-rev-st-396-9665/
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