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Article - Education


    (a)    There is a Richard W. Collins III Leadership With Honor Scholarship Program.

    (b)    An individual is eligible for a scholarship under this section if the individual is:

        (1)    Eligible for in–State tuition;

        (2)    A member of a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program;

        (3)    A minority student or a student who is a member of another group historically underrepresented in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs; and

        (4)    A student at a historically black college or university in the State.

    (c)    The Office shall:

        (1)    Award 25% of its total annual grant money to students at Bowie State University;

        (2)    Award 75% of its total annual grant money to students at historically black colleges and universities other than Bowie State University;

        (3)    Determine the amount of each award;

        (4)    Select the recipient of each award; and

        (5)    Prioritize students with financial need in selecting recipients of each award.

    (d)    The Governor shall include in the State budget an annual appropriation of at least $1,000,000 to the Program.

    (e)    The Office shall adopt procedures or regulations necessary to implement this section.

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