ITEM 124-106-R0904������������ Approval for the creation of the Montana University System Boys and Girls Club Scholarship.


THAT:������������������������������������ The Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education approves the creation of the Boys and Girls Club Scholarship.� Tuition and registration fee will be waived to those receiving the scholarship.� Recipients would be eligible to utilize the scholarship at any campus of the Montana University system or Dawson, Flathead Valley, and Miles community college for a maximum of 8 semesters.� The scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains academic progress and demonstrates progress toward a degree.


EXPLANATION:�������������������� The Montana Boys and Girls Clubs have established criteria for selecting recipients based on leadership qualities and service.� Scholarship recipient must be a graduating Montana high school senior who will be enrolling in an eligible MUS school for fall semester.� Family income of the recipient may not exceed $50,000 per year, unless unusual circumstances warrant exception.� The Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program will administer the scholarship program.


ATTACHMENTS:������������������ Proposed Board of Regents policy and procedure; criteria and instructions for screeners and judges on the scholarship selection committee.