Scholarship Categories

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT/TIME PARAMETERS:

CATEGORY I: (Multiple Disbursement)

Scholarship Awards disbursed over a maximum of five (5) years.

Scholarship amounts will be disbursed at semester increments contingent on schedule and GPA verification. Amounts of semester disbursements are equal distribution as determined by the DSC and documented in the Student Award Letter.

Eligibility for continuation of semester disbursements:

Student must be enrolled full time in an accredited college/university/institute of higher learning, (full time or equivalent).

*12 Hours for the college/university semester drawing funding, parameters may differ for students attending institute of higher learning seeking certification or non-degree program.

Maintain a 2.50 GPA or equivalent from the most current semester completed. (After 1st disbursement)

All scholarship awards are made payable to the college/university/institute of higher learning and are accompanied with a letter denoting that any amount of the scholarship be refunded back to the SWISD Student Scholarship Fund if the student withdraws from classes.

Awards may be released to the receiving student or parent.

During the recipients senior year all the funds available to the recipient can be awarded to them.

Any portion of the remaining Category I scholarship monies not used after the 5th year from the HS graduation date, will revert back to the SWISD Student Scholarship Fund.

Students must provide proof of registration, current class schedule and prior semester GPA to the HS bookkeeper with the appropriate district form. The form may be obtained from the district web site and submitted to the HS bookkeeper with necessary attachments.

CATEGORY II: (Single Disbursement)

Less than Category I amount scholarship awards disbursed over a maximum of five years.

Scholarship amounts will be disbursed at semester increments contingent on enrollment and GPA verification. Amounts of semester disbursements are equal distributions as determined by the DSC and documented in the Student Award Letter.

All Scholarship awards are made payable to the accredited college/university/institute of higher learning.

Awards may be released to the receiving student or parent.

Students must provide proof of registration and a current class schedule to the HS bookkeeper. The form may be obtained from the district web site and submitted to the HS bookkeeper with necessary attachments.

Scholarship awards made payable to the college/university/institute of higher learning must be accompanied with a letter denoting that any amount of the scholarship be refunded back to the SWISD Student Scholarship Fund if the student withdraws from classes.

Concerns with scholarship eligibility will be addressed through the grievance process, FNG Legal and Local Board Policy, set forth by SWISD Board of Trustees.