ADMISSIONS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP AUDITING PROCESS POLICY
The academic performance of students receiving admissions-based scholarships is monitored each fall and spring semester. Recipients must comply with stipulations in order to continue receiving these funds.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding admissions-based scholarship auditing.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
The following individuals should be aware and observe this policy: staff members in First Year Initiative, coordinator of Admissions-based scholarships and director of Recruitment, and Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. General awareness of the policy should be understood by the Honors College staff, Office of Admissions and Recruitment staff, and Student Success Center staff.
Any undergraduate student receiving an admissions-based scholarship can be affected by this policy. These scholarships include but are not limited to Presidential, University, Leadership, Academic Excellence, Golden Opportunity, Eagle Assistance, Golden Eagle, Vice Presidential, Mississippi Scholar, Regional, Transfer Achievement, Transfer Golden Opportunity, Transfer President’s Award, and All-Academic Team Scholarship.
Website Address for this Policy
This policy is limited to students receiving admissions-based scholarships. These scholarships include but are not limited to Presidential, University, Leadership, Academic Excellence, Golden Opportunity, Eagle Assistance, Golden Eagle, Vice Presidential, Mississippi Scholar, Regional, Transfer Achievement, Transfer Golden Opportunity, Transfer President’s Award, and All-Academic Team Scholarship.
Each student must adhere to the various stipulations found in their Stipulation Agreement and/or initial awarding letter.
Academic performance is monitored by evaluating full-time status and satisfactory academic progress and grade point average as stated in the student’s stipulation agreement. Unsatisfactory performance may result in probation or cancellation of the scholarship.
The Assistant Director of First Year Initiative is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Stipulation Agreement is available from the First Year Initiative office or the Office of Admissions.
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
Enrollment Management has been auditing admissions-based scholarships since May 2009. The office of First Year Initiative has been coordinating the process since August 2012. The first audit process took place in December 2012 once fall 2012 grades were reported.
04/15/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.