Eligibility for the Scholarship for Engineering Education for Minorities Program

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Eligibility for the Scholarship for Engineering Education for Minorities Program

To be eligible for the MSEE, you must:

  1. Meet the definition of a minority in accordance with Titles VI and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: female, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Black or African American, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander;
  2. Be a legal resident of Georgia for at least 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration for the school term for which this scholarship is being requested;
  3. Be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an eligible non-citizen under Federal Title IV requirements;
  4. Not yet have obtained a baccalaureate degree;
  5. Be enrolled full time at an eligible postsecondary institution in an accredited engineering program of study approved by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accrediting Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET);
  6. Have earned at least 60 semester hours toward an engineering degree with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale;
  7. Be certified by the financial aid office to be fully admitted into an approved engineering program leading to a baccalaureate degree;
  8. Agree to work in an engineering-related field in Georgia after graduation with an engineering degree or repay the loan plus interest according to the Promissory Note;
  9.  Not owe a refund on a grant or scholarship previously received under any State of Georgia or federal program for attendance at any postsecondary educational institution;
  10. Not be in default on a loan previously obtained under any State of Georgia or federal program for attendance at any postsecondary educational institution.