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Off-Campus Internship Program

Palmetto Fellow and Internships

This information was borrowed from the Office of Cooperative Education and drawn from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education's website. For a complete listing of all regulations pertaining to the Palmetto Fellows program, please visit the Commission on Higher Education.

Renewal Requirements for Palmetto Fellows Recipients

62-345 Enrollment in Internships, Cooperative Work Programs, Travel Study Programs and National and International Student Exchange Programs That Receive Academic Credit

A. Students enrolled in internships, cooperative work programs, travel study program or National or International Student Exchange Programs that receive academic credit are eligible to receive Palmetto Fellows Scholarship funds during the period in which the student is enrolled in such programs provided that the student meets the continued eligibility requirements.

B. Students who enroll in one term at the home institution during the academic year and also enroll in an internship, cooperative work program, travel study program or National or International Student Exchange Program during the same academic year must complete 15 credit hours and earn a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale within the academic year to be eligible for scholarship renewal for the next academic year.

C. For students enrolling in an internship, cooperative work program, travel study program or National or International Student Exchange Program during the entire academic year, scholarship renewal for the next academic year will be based on the prior year's eligibility. The student may continue to be eligible to receive a Scholarship for up to a total of eight terms at all public or independent institutions attended.

D. Students enrolling in an internship program, a cooperative work program, a travel study program or National and International Student Exchange Programs during the academic year and did not use Palmetto Fellows Scholarship funds during this period shall be allowed to receive one term of Palmetto Fellows Scholarship funds during the succeeding summer. In order to receive Palmetto Fellows Scholarship funds for summer school, students must enroll in 12 credit hours during the summer. In order to maintain eligibility for the next academic year, the student must earn a total of 27 credit hours for the academic year. The student must meet all continued eligibility requirements as specified in Section IX.B. except for the completion of the 30 credit hour requirement for the academic year.

E. Scholarship funds will be transferred to the students account for tuition and fee purposes as stated in Section A above. Eligible students may use the appropriated portion of the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship funds for internships, cooperative work programs, travel study programs or National or International Student Exchange Programs that receive academic credit. Palmetto Fellows Scholarship funds must be used as payment for cost of attendance to the home institution. Scholarship funds will not be transferred as payment to the institution where student will participate in internships, cooperative work programs, travel study programs or National or International Student Exchange Programs.

F. The home institution will be responsible for securing official certification of the student's cumulative grade point average, credit hours earned, verification of full-time enrollment and academic progress for the purposes of determining eligibility for scholarship renewal for the next academic year.

G. Students enrolling in internships, cooperative work programs, travel study programs or National or International Student Exchange Programs immediately following high school graduation shall be allowed to defer the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship for up to twelve months immediately following high school graduation provided that: 1) the student is accepted for admission as a first time-entering freshman at a participating college or university for the fall term; and 2) the participating institution agrees to defer admission for up to twelve months. Students must enroll at the institution where the award was originally reserved and must be entering college for the first time. Students will not be permitted to select a sector other than the sector where the award was originally reserved. The next academic year's eligibility is based on B and C above. Credit hours earned and accepted by the home institution for internships, cooperative work programs, travel study programs or National or International Student Exchange Programs can be used in the current or the next academic year’s credit hour requirement.

This information was borrowed from the Office of Cooperative Education and drawn from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education’s website. For a complete listing of all regulations pertaining to the Palmetto Fellows program, please visit the Commission on Higher Education.



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