01 NCAC 26B .0209          NATURE OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS

The extent or scope of the scholarship benefit falls into one of two groupings which, for administrative convenience, are usually referred to as "full" and "limited."  The award letter, a copy of which is furnished to the institution, clearly sets forth the extent of the scholarship.  A "full" scholarship award letter reads in part:  "This four‑year scholarship entitles you to (1) free tuition, (2) a reasonable board allowance, (3) a reasonable room allowance, and (4) exemption from certain mandatory fees as set forth in the law."  A "limited" scholarship award letter reads in part:  "This four‑year scholarship entitles you to (1) free tuition and (2) exemption from certain mandatory fees as set forth in the law."

As a courtesy to the institution, an effort is made to stamp each "limited" award letter with a prominent stamp which reads: "LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP ‑‑ TUITION AND FEES ONLY."  However, a failure to stamp a "limited" award letter does not remove from the institution the responsibility for administering the scholarship according to the contents of the letter.

In a few instances, the nature of a scholarship can change from "limited" to "full" if, after an award is made, the recipient becomes eligible for a higher benefit.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑252; 143B‑399(4); 165‑21;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. February 27, 1979;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 2, 2016.