2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-625.12. Scholarship - Conditions for eligibility.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-625.12 (2018)

A. A student may be eligible to apply for and be granted a scholarship under the community and state matching program when the following conditions are met:

1. That the student desires a scholarship to cover the costs and expenses of pursuing the degree of Doctor of Medicine or the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at any accredited school of medicine or school of osteopathic medicine in the United States of America;

2. That the student is a bona fide resident of the State of Oklahoma;

3. That the student desires and agrees to practice his profession in the community in Oklahoma providing the initial funds and subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between the student and the community and the contract between the student and the state;

4. That the student is a person of good moral character;

5. That the student has a capacity to profit by the course of study for which he seeks aid;

6. That the student has successfully completed the program of instruction prerequisite for admission to or continuation in the program of study provided for in this act and has applied and been accepted or is currently a student at an accredited school of medicine or school of osteopathic medicine;

7. That the personal financial resources of the student are such that he can demonstrate need for assistance to pursue successfully the course of study in which he is engaged; and

8. That the student submits proof that he has not accepted or will not accept any other scholarship assistance which has a conflicting service obligation requirement.

In determining an applicant student's capacity to profit by the course of study he desires to pursue, the Commission shall consider his previous scholastic record, the results of examinations conducted under the provisions of this act, and the results of interviews and such other tests or examinations which the Commission may deem advisable.

In establishing an applicant student's financial need, the Commission shall conduct a thorough and complete investigation of the financial resources of the applicant and his family.

B. The method of payment of funds to each student participating in the scholarship program shall be in accordance with rules formulated by the Commission governing the grants for each type of scholarship involved.

C. Each scholarship shall be renegotiated annually by the Commission to determine if a change has occurred in the ability of the community to match funds at the agreed level or if a change has occurred in the student's financial need or desire to practice in the community providing the initial funds. Each scholarship may be renewed annually for the number of years required to complete the course of study in which the recipient is engaged. The Commission shall grant such an annual renewal only upon the recipient's application and upon the Commission's finding that the student has completed successfully the work of the preceding year and presented evidence that he is a student in good standing, and that he remains a resident of Oklahoma.

Laws 1976, c. 212, § 20, emerg. eff. June 7, 1976; Laws 1977, c. 220, § 4, emerg. eff. June 14, 1977.

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