A. Selection Criteria.In determining the selection criteria to be applied to award applicants, a community college:
(1) Shall ensure that awards are made only to eligible students;
(2) May not make an award to any student who already has received the award for two workforce development sequences, regardless of the duration, cost, or successful completion of the sequences; and
(3) May determine the prioritization of awards based upon any of the following criteria:
(a) The workforce needs of the service area of the institution;
(b) The availability to the applicant of other funds;
(c) Whether the student has received the award previously; and
(d) The order in which applications were submitted by applicants.
B. Compliance with State and Federal Law. A community college shall administer the Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship consistent with State and federal law.
C. Nondiscrimination. A community college may not discriminate against applicants, prospective applicants, or awardees based upon sex, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or sexual identity.
D. Reporting to Commission. A community college shall report to the Office annually regarding the selection criteria used by the college under §A of this regulation.