.03 Application Procedures.

A. Students applying for the Riley Scholarship shall submit the following materials to the Office for Student Financial Assistance (OSFA):

(1) A completed online application form, by March 1;

(2) Proof of official acceptance into a program of fire service technology, emergency medical technology, fire service management, or public safety administration with a minor or concentration in fire service technology or fire service management; and

(3) A notarized statement from an eligible employer confirming active employment or volunteer service.

B. Individuals may submit applications beginning January 1.

C. Each applicant shall agree to provide any information or documentation requested by OSFA for the purpose of administering this program and, if requested, to sign an authorization for the release of information to OFSA for the purpose of administering this program. The applicant’s failure or refusal to provide requested information or a signed release may result in a determination of ineligibility, the cancellation of an award, and the denial of a request for the deferment or waiver of a service obligation.