Academic Competitiveness Grants
Grants for first- and second-year undergraduates will be known as an Academic Competitiveness Grant.
First-Year Student Eligibility:
In order to be eligible a student must be at least half-time, a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen, and Pell eligible. And, must be a student enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a first-year, two-or four-year degree granting undergraduate program and, after January 1, 2006, must have successfully completed a rigorous secondary school program established by a State or local educational agency that is recognized as rigorous by the Secretary. Also, the individual has not previously been enrolled in a program of undergraduate education. The first-year award is $750.
Second-Year Student Eligibility:
In order to be eligible a student must be at least half-time, a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen, Pell eligible, completed a rigorous secondary school program after January 1, 2005 and have at least a 3.0 GPA (or the equivalent as determined by regulation) at the end of the first academic year. The second-year award is $1,300.