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13b.08.20.00.htm 13B.08.20.00. Title 13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID Chapter 20 Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program Authority: Education Article, §11-105(u) 18-204(c) 18-3503, and 18-3506, Annotated Code of Maryland
13b.08.20.01.htm 13B.08.20.01. 01 Program Established.. There is a Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program, which is administered by the Office pursuant to Education Article, Title 18, Subtitle 35, Annotated Code of Maryland.
13b.08.20.02.htm 13B.08.20.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Commission” means the Maryland Higher Education Commission.. 2) “Cybersecurity program” means a credit-bearing degree or certificate program that:. a) Is approved by the Commission under Education Article, §11-206, Annotated Code of Maryland; and. b) Has been identified by the Secretary as directly relevant to cybersecurity and published on the Commission website.
13b.08.20.03.htm 13B.08.20.03. 03 Student Eligibility.. A. Subject to the State budget, the Office annually shall determine a student’s eligibility to receive a scholarship.B. An applicant is eligible for a scholarship if the applicant:. 1) Is enrolled full-time at an eligible institution in a cybersecurity program;. 2) Is within 2 years of graduation from the cybersecurity program;. 3) Has maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;. 4) Has not received a fed
13b.08.20.04.htm 13B.08.20.04. 04 Application Process.. A. A student shall apply annually to the Office to be eligible for a scholarship in the form prescribed by the Office.B. Time of Submission.An application and required documentation received by the Office after July1 is untimely and shall not be considered.C. An applicant shall submit the following required documentation:. 1) Copy of the applicant’s official college or university transcript;. 2) Proof from the eligible institution that the ap
13b.08.20.05.htm 13B.08.20.05. 05 Scholarship Renewal.. A. Subject to Regulation .06 of this chapter, an applicant shall be eligible to renew a scholarship for a subsequent year if the applicant:1) Timely submits an application under Regulation .04 of this chapter; and. 2) Continues to meet the requirements of Regulation .03 of this chapter.. B. A recipient may receive a scholarship for a maximum of 2 years..
13b.08.20.06.htm 13B.08.20.06. 06 Amount of Scholarship.. A. An annual scholarship shall be in the amount prescribed by the Director, which may not exceed the recipient’s education expenses.B. Priority of Scholarship Awards. Priority for scholarships shall be given to prior year recipients who remain eligible under this chapter.
13b.08.20.07.htm 13B.08.20.07. 07 Selection of Recipients.. A. Eligible applicants shall be ranked on the basis of cumulative grade point average.. B. Grades for credits earned for an applicant attending a public or private nonprofit institution 2 years prior to graduation shall be used to calculate the cumulative grade point average.C. Awards shall be made to applicants based on cumulative grade point average ranked highest to lowest. Awards shall be issued until the total funds appropriated for the progr
13b.08.20.08.htm 13B.08.20.08. 08 Verification and Payment.. A. Verification. The Office shall verify that the applicant:. 1) Meets the grade point average requirement;. 2) Is 2 years from graduating in a cybersecurity program; and. 3) Is not a recipient of a Federal CyberCorps Scholarship for Service award.. B. Payment. Eligible institutions shall certify on billing rosters provided by the Office that the recipient is:1) Eligible for in-State tuition;.
13b.08.20.09.htm 13B.08.20.09. 09 Scholarship Conditions and Service Requirement.. A. Full-Time Employment.For purposes of this regulation, “full-time employment” means employment for at least 35 hours per week.B. Use of Scholarship. A scholarship shall be used solely for education expenses to attend an eligible institution.C. As a precondition of receiving a scholarship, a recipient shall provide a promissory note and shall enter into a written agreement with the Commission, in the form and mann
13b.08.20.10.htm 13B.08.20.10. 10 Conversion of Scholarship to Loan.. A. Except as provided in §C of this regulation, if the recipient breaches the terms or conditions of the agreement or note under Regulation .09 of this chapter, including the failure to perform the service obligation, the scholarship shall convert to a student loan payable to the State.B. Interest on the loan shall be charged at an interest rate equal to the interest rate established by the United States Department of Education for t
13b.08.20.11.htm 13B.08.20.11. 11 Deferment of the Service Obligation and Repayment.. A. Recipients shall seek eligible employment aggressively within the State.. B. A recipient may request that the service obligation be deferred during the time the recipient is:. 1) Enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) or part-time (6―11 credits per semester) in an undergraduate course of study, at any post-secondary institution in the State;2) On a temporary leave of absence, approved by th
13b.08.20.12.htm 13B.08.20.12. 12 Waiver of the Service Obligation and Repayment.. The Office shall waive a recipient's service and repayment obligations if it determines:. A. On the basis of a sworn affidavit of 2 qualified physicians, that the recipient is permanently unable to fulfill the service obligation, on a full-time or part-time basis, because of a permanent impairment; orB. On the basis of a death certificate or other evidence of death that is conclusive under State law, that the recipient has died.
13b.08.20.13.htm 13B.08.20.13. 13 Determinations of the Office.. Decisions of the Office under this chapter regarding whether to grant an award or whether to grant an appeal are final and not subject to additional review.
13b.08.20.9999.htm 13B.08.20.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 25, 2019 (46:6 Md. R. 347). Regulation .02B amended effective November 18, 2019 (46:23 Md. R. 1067).
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