To qualify as an eligible institution under this subchapter, an institution must:
be a public junior college or public technical institute;
admit at least 50 students into a STEM program each academic year; and
develop partnerships with business and industry to:
identify local employment needs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields; and
provide part-time employment for students enrolled in a STEM program.
To maintain eligibility, each year beginning with the third year following implementation of a scholarship program under this subchapter, an institution must demonstrate to the board that at least 70 percent of the institution’s T-STEM Challenge Scholarship recipients, within twelve months of receipt of a scholarship, are:
enrolled in courses leading to a certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field.Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1169 (H.B. 2910), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.Amended by:Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 26 (S.B. 1066), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.