Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 403.04 - Scholarships

Current through November 29, 2021

(1) SELECTION PROCESS. The department shall annually select scholarship recipients on the basis of written application materials, any criteria developed by the committee under s. Trans 403.03 and personal interviews. Recipients of scholarships are required to submit new applications for each subsequent academic year for which scholarship aid is sought.
(2) SCHEDULE. The department shall establish annually a schedule for the distribution and submission of application materials. The schedule shall include a recruitment program to inform prospective applicants of the scholarships, training and employment opportunities available under the program.
(3) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.
(a) To qualify for a scholarship, a person shall meet all of the following criteria:
1. Be a targeted group member.
2. Be a resident of this state as determined by the department.
3. Be one of the following:
a. Enrolled full time, or the equivalent, and registered as a sophomore, junior or senior in a bachelor degree program offered by an accredited institution of higher education in this state.
b. Enrolled full-time, or the equivalent, in his or her 2nd year in an associate degree program, as defined in s. 38.01(1), Stats., or vocational diploma program, as defined in s. 38.01(11), Stats., at a technical college in this state.
4. Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in a program under subd. 3. a. or b. that relates to a job classification in which targeted group members are underutilized in the department.
5. Demonstrate an interest in training and employment opportunities and in program activities in a job classification in which targeted group members are underutilized in the department.
(b) The department shall adopt the determination of the institution of higher education in which a person is enrolled with respect to whether a person demonstrates satisfactory academic progress.
(4) APPLICATION PROCESS. An applicant for a scholarship shall submit to the department completed application materials prescribed by the department, a statement of interest in the program, a certified copy of the applicant's transcript and such other information as the department may request.

Note: The application materials may be obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Human Resource Services, P. O. Box 7915, Room 410, Madison, WI 53707-7915.

(5) PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS.
(a) A student who is awarded a scholarship shall accept, as a condition of the award, a position with the department as a limited term employee for the summer months following the academic term for which the award was made and during which the student was classified as a sophomore, junior or senior. The department shall assign a mentor to orient and work with each student during the student's required summer employment or training period under this paragraph. A student who is awarded a scholarship may work part-time for the department during an academic term but is not required to do so. The committee under s. Trans 403.03 may make exceptions to the summer employment or training requirement on a case-by-case basis. The summer employment or training requirement does not apply to a graduating senior.
(b) A student who is awarded a scholarship shall maintain the standards for eligibility under sub. (3) (a) 1. to 4. and demonstrate ongoing interest in the program and in future employment in a job classification in which targeted group members are underutilized in the department. The department shall evaluate each student participant in the program each semester or other academic term for compliance with this paragraph.
(6) REMOVAL FROM PROGRAM. The department may terminate a student's participation in the program for noncompliance with the standards under sub. (5) (b), poor work performance, voluntary or involuntary removal from the institution of higher education or technical college in which the student is enrolled, conduct which under department work rules would be cause for discipline or termination of employment, or other reasons specified by the committee under s. Trans 403.03 a scriteria for termination from the program.
(7) DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS. The department shall determine the scholarship amount and distribution that may be awarded annually to a program applicant on the basis of the applicant's student status, as specified in s. 85.107(3) (a) and (am), Stats.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 403.04
Cr. Register, November, 1992, No. 443, eff. 12-1-92; correction made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register, August, 1996, No. 488; CR 03-004: am. (1), (2), (3) (a) (intro.), 1., 5., (b) and (4) to (7), r. and recr. (3) (a) 3. and 4. Register May 2003 No. 569, eff. 6-1-03.

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