I. OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE
To establish policies and procedures on awarding scholarships to students from Latin America and the Caribbean.
II. STATEMENT OF POLICY
- Under F.S. 1009.21(10)(e), full-time students from Latin America and the Caribbean who receive scholarships from the federal or state government, and who attend a Florida institute of higher education, shall be classified as residents for tuition purposes.
- The minimum amount of a LAC scholarship shall be $500 per semester, for all LAC recipients starting Spring 2017.
- All units with admitted students who are pursuing an approved plan of study may provide qualified students with LAC scholarships. Colleges are expected to use LAC scholarships as a means of contributing toward annual enrollment goals.
- The minimum GPA requirement for both new and continuing LAC scholarship students, whether graduate or undergraduate, shall be set by the sponsoring units, but in no event may a LAC award be made to a student who is not in good academic standing. Graduate students who are enrolled for thesis or dissertation hours will retain eligibility even if they fall below the standard full-time enrollment level of nine semester hours.
Formerly 9-5.003; Amended 09/08/03; Amended 4/5/2017