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Program Requirements

Upon acceptance to the program, scholars must meet certain requirements each semester to maintain their status in the program and continue receiving the scholarship. If a student fails to meet the requirements assigned, he will lose his scholarship and be removed from the program. Such an individual may also be responsible for the cost of classes taken and not completed.

PEER MENTORING

Each scholar will establish a working, personal, trusting relationship with a “peer mentor” who will guide the student through his first year at UTB. Mentor/Mentee pairings will be assigned by the GTF program advisor. In the second year as a scholar, each student will become a peer mentor to an incoming first year scholar. This will help reinforce the learning experience and help in understanding the relationship between being successful in college and helping others.

FACULTY MENTORING

Since UTB GTF Scholars enter our program as college Juniors, they will be asked to meet with a faculty mentor twice a semester until they graduate. The purpose of the meeting is to help the student with internships, graduate school, and career guidance. Each GTF Scholar may select his own faculty mentor.

ONLINE MODULES - ACADEMIC SUCCESS, LEADERSHIP, AND ENGAGEMENT

These modules are created to host and engage learning on topics important to academic and personal success, leadership, graduation, and the transition to college life. Appropriate modules will be scheduled as needed.

UTB EVENTS

Scholars will attend six university events per semester. Events must be hosted by a UTB department.

SERVICE EVENT

All scholars will be asked to participate in a scholar group service event.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Scholars may complete the Choices Career Inventory and Strengths Quest programs. Scholars will be asked to meet with a Career Service Specialist for a mock interview, practice resume development, and attend a UTB job fair.

15 HOUR RULE

All students in the program must register early for a minimum of 15 credit hours every fall and spring semester. Late registration must be approved by the GTF program advisor. All students in the program must attempt and complete 15 credit hours each fall and spring semester. Students who are not registered for 15 hours and have not received approval from the UTB GTF program advisor will not continue as a UTB GTF Scholar.

DROP RULE

Students are not allowed to drop any courses without prior written authorization from the GTF program advisor. Failure to notify the program advisor of dropping a course will result in the loss of scholarship and suspension from the program. It will also result in repayment of the cost of the course dropped by the student.

ACADEMIC STANDARDS: MINIMUM 2.7 GPA.

Students who apply for the UTB GTF Scholars Program must have an overall minimum GPA of 2.7 and must maintain a 2.7 GPA or better in order to remain in the program.

DEGREE PLAN

Each student must turn in an updated copy of his degree plan at the end of every semester to the GTF program advisor.

ON-TRACK-TO-GRADUATE

Scholars will be asked to submit the On-Track-To-Graduate form that will allow the program advisor to help ensure the scholars timely graduation.

PROGRAM ADVISOR SESSION

Scholars must meet with the UTB GTF Scholars Program advisor at least once per semester, and more often as needed.

PROGRESS REPORTS

Scholars must turn in a Mid-Semester Progress Report by posted deadline, each semester.

SEMESTER QUESTIONNAIRE

Scholars will be asked to complete surveys as needed.

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