UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarship Guidelines Motion


1. Sponsoring committee:  Finance and Administration Committee

2. Motion presenter:  Curt Givan

3. Dates of Faculty Senate discussion:  2/20/06 and 3/20/06

4. Motion:

Hereby formalizing a well-established and traditional practice, the University of New Hampshire henceforth shall officially deem as "merit-based" all those student academic prizes that include a monetary award, excepting solely instances where the donor explicitly expressed a contrary intent on the occasion of making the grant.

The university, moreover, shall administer all merit-based awards in such manner that the actual financial benefit enjoyed by any student who receives such an honor does not in any way depend on, reflect or affect the student's status with respect to any university financial aid program.  The possibility of earning an honor should thus constitute a fair and equal academic incentive to every eligible candidate.

5.  Senate action:  passed

Vote:  unanimous

Senate chair’s signature:  David Richman

Forwarded to:  President Ann Hart, on March 24, 2006

Forwarded to:  Provost Bruce Mallory, on March 24, 2006

Forwarded to:  VPFA Richard Cannon, on March 24, 2006

Forwarded to:  Mark Rubinstein, on March 24, 2006


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