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13.1 Purpose.

The honorary title, Regents’ Scholar, recognizes students who achieve excellence in academic and co-curricular endeavors at Component institutions.

13.2 Process.

Not later than August 31 of each year, the President of each Component may nominate to the Chancellor one outstanding student. Upon the recommendation of the Chancellor, the Board of Regents may bestow each year the title of “Regents’ Scholar” upon a select student or students who have demonstrated the following:

(1) Outstanding academic achievement and scholarship in his/her studies;

(2) Strong commitment to and leadership in co-curricular activities; and,

(3) Notable contributions to the Component institution and community. At the time of graduation, a Regents’ Scholar shall be recognized at his/her Component institution’s commencement ceremonies.

13.3 Eligibility.

To be considered for selection, at a minimum, a student must have a 3.75 cumulative GPA, be enrolled full-time at a Component institution, and have earned 25 semester credit hours (for 2-year institutions) or 60 semester credit hours (for 4-year institutions). Additionally, the student must demonstrate active involvement in co-curricular campus and leadership activities, and not have been on academic or disciplinary probation at any time while attending the Component institution.

13.4 Benefits of Award.

Award of such a title shall be accompanied by passage of a resolution by the Board of Regents, memorialized in the minutes of the meeting at which it was awarded, and the issuance of a commemorative medallion. A cash scholarship from the Texas State University System Foundation payable to the Component institution for use by the student toward fees, textbooks, and other educational expenses, including but not limited to, lodging, dining, and parking may be awarded. The Chancellor and the Executive Director of the Foundation would determine in advance the amount of the scholarship.