SECTION 610:25-21-3. Eligibility requirements  


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  • (a)   General eligibility requirements. Individuals eligible for the Scholarships must be
    (1)   dependent children of individuals killed as a result of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, or
    (2)   surviving dependent children who were injured in the Federal Building day care center.
    (b)   Separate fund accounts. Separate fund accounts will be established within the Heartland Scholarship Program to provide separate receipt, accounting, administration, and disbursement of funds for:
    (1)   Heartland Scholarship.
    (A)   Recipients must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at any accredited college or university. Recipients may petition the State Regents for an exception to the full-time requirement for just cause shown.
    (B)   Scholarship awards will be made for a time period not to exceed five continuous years. Recipients may petition the State Regents for an exception due to extenuating circumstances.
    (C)   Scholarships may be for a specified group of bombing victim dependents so long as the designated group is not described or defined in a way that would jeopardize the tax deductibility of contributions to the Fund and/or to the recipients of scholarship awards by the beneficiaries. To the maximum degree possible, the Trustees will consult with donors to ascertain ways and means by which their designation objectives can be reconciled with the Fund's goals pertaining to tax deductibility.
    (2)   Heart of the Heartland Scholarship.
    (A)   Recipients may attend only a state higher education institution in Oklahoma.
    (B)   Recipients must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program.
[Source: Added at 12 Ok Reg 3588, eff 7-14-95 (emergency); Added at 13 Ok Reg 3077, eff 7-11-96]