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Enhancement Scholarship

 

Enhancement Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship recipient.
  • Must be in the second, third, or fourth year of full-time enrollment (based on initial date of college enrollment after high school)
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student in a declared major that is approved by the Commission on Higher Education.  Eligible majors as of 8/4/15:  106 Biology, 108 Chemistry, 109 Computer Science, 145 Math, 154 Physics, 315U Middle Education Math/Science, 501 Co-Op (exception... Pharmeceutical Studies...1st time attended college must be Fall '13 or later), 963 Nursing, 143 Industrial Engineering (exception...1st time attended college must be Fall '14 or later).  Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance if you are unsure whether or not your major is Enhancement eligible.
  • Must be making significant progress towards completion of the declared major.
  • Must have earned credit for at least 14 hours of instruction in CHE approved mathematics and life and physical science courses by the end of the first year of college (based on initial date of college enrollment after high school).
  • Currently, any FMU math, computer science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Science course will count toward the 14 hour requirement.  **This is subject to change at any time based on directives from CHE.

Current interpretation of the new legislation precludes students from ever becoming eligible for the Enhancement scholarship if the 14 hour requirement is not met by the end of the freshman year.  AP credits and dual enrollment courses (college credit courses taken while still in high school) can satisfy the 14 hour rule.

The Enhancement scholarship amount is up to $2500 per year.  The Enhancement scholarship is awarded in addition to the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows scholarship. 

The Enhancement scholarship is based upon availability of funds to be appropriated for the program. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Published: August 4, 2015 9:10 AM
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