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WAC 250-65-040

Screening and selection of recipients.

Whenever possible in selecting conditional scholarship recipients, the board will give preference to qualified candidates who wish to become future teachers who fulfill both purposes of the statute:
Recruitment of students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic achievement; and
Students who can act as role models for children and youth including those from targeted ethnic minorities.
(1) Program advisory and screening committee. The board will annually appoint an advisory committee to advise the board on matters of program administration including, but not limited to, scholarship screening and selection criteria and procedures, fund raising, program publicity, and efforts to recruit minority students. The advisory committee shall also serve as a screening committee in assisting the board in selecting the students to receive conditional scholarships.
(2) Selection of recipients.
Assuming program eligibility criteria is met, the following additional selection criteria will be employed by the board in ranking candidates and awarding conditional scholarships:
(a) Superior scholastic achievement.
(b) Leadership ability.
(c) Community contributions.
(d) Ability to act as a role model for targeted ethnic minority students.
(e) Brief statement evidencing the student's commitment to teaching and evidence of promise as a future teacher.
(f) Financial need (may be considered for approximately half of the recipients).
(g) Eligibility for renewal of conditional scholarship.
(3) Renewal scholarships. As a priority in awarding conditional scholarships, the board may continue to make awards to an eligible recipient for a maximum of five academic years.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 28B.80 and 28B.102 RCW. WSR 93-19-022, § 250-65-040, filed 9/3/93, effective 10/4/93. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.102 RCW. WSR 88-03-008 (Order 1/88, Resolution No. 87-81), § 250-65-040, filed 1/8/88.]
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