Article - Education
(a) The Office shall administer the Program.
(b) An individual may apply to the Office for a scholarship under this subtitle if the individual:
(1) Is eligible for in–State tuition;
(2) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this section, is a student who:
(i) Is enrolled full–time at an eligible institution in an approved degree or certificate program that is directly relevant to cybersecurity; and
(ii) Is within 3 years of graduation from the individual’s degree or certificate program;
(3) Has maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and
(4) (i) Has not received a federal CyberCorps Scholarship for Service; or
(ii) Has applied for but has not received a federal CyberCorps Scholarship for Service.
(c) A scholarship award under this subtitle may be used at any eligible institution to pay for education expenses as defined by the Office, including:
(1) Tuition and mandatory fees; and
(2) Room and board.
(d) A scholarship recipient shall maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
(e) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this section, each recipient of a scholarship under this subtitle may hold the award for 3 years of full–time study.
(f) (1) Beginning with the 2023–2024 Program application period, a part–time student may apply to the Office for a scholarship under this subtitle in accordance with regulations adopted by the Office.
(2) Each recipient of a scholarship under this subtitle may hold the award for 6 years if the recipient:
(i) Is a part–time student;
(ii) Continues to be eligible for in–State tuition under this article; and
(iii) Continues to be a student at the institution and takes at least 6 semester hours of courses each semester leading to a degree or certificate that is directly relevant to cybersecurity.
(3) The Office shall determine an award amount that is appropriately prorated for the part–time status of the student.
(4) On or before January 1, 2023, the Office shall adopt regulations to administer the Program for part–time students.
(g) The Department shall provide information on the Program to high school students who participate in career and technology education programs related to cybersecurity.