SSM 303–03: Institutional Recruitment Scholarship Deferment Guidelines
To clarify the circumstances under which a student may defer an institutional recruitment scholarship
Student Financial Assistance/Scholarship Office
Students awarded specific institutional recruitment scholarships must begin study at ASU in the fall semester following high school graduation. Consecutive enrollment in fall and spring semesters is required for renewal of the scholarship. Institutional recruitment scholarships may be awarded for a maximum of eight semesters.
A student may apply to defer the scholarship, under certain circumstances, after attending at least one semester at ASU. The student must be meeting the criteria of the scholarship and be in good university standing. A committee in the Scholarship Office or Student Financial Assistance reviews each deferment application.
This policy applies to the following institutional recruitment scholarship programs: President’s Scholarship, Provost’s Scholarship, University Scholarship, National Merit Finalist Scholarship*, National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholarship, National Achievement Finalist Scholarship, National Hispanic Finalist Scholarship, Academic Decathlon Scholarship (First-Place Team Member or Top Score), Sun Devil Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Regents High Honors Endorsement (AIMS), Flinn Finalist Scholarship**, Leadership Scholarship, and Maricopa Alliance Scholarship.
|*||National Merit Finalist Scholars must contact the National Merit Corporation and request a leave of absence in addition to ASU’s deferment process.|
|**||This policy does not apply to Flinn scholarships awarded by the Flinn Foundation.|
The following stipulations apply to all deferments:
|Note:||This attendance cannot occur prior to the term for which the scholarship is offered.|
|Note:||Religious missions may extend to two-and-one-half years.|
Institutional recruitment scholarships may be deferred for:
Examples of unacceptable deferment requests are:
Students must complete a deferment application describing the circumstance of the deferment request. Scholarship deferment applications are available on the Online Financial Aid Forms Web site and must be submitted to and approved by the ASU Scholarship Office prior to the leave of absence.
When the end of the deferment approaches, students must submit a letter to the ASU Scholarship Office stating their intention to return to ASU and request for reinstatement of the scholarship. The letter should include name, ASU ID number, and semester returning.