ACP High School Partners' Scholarship Policy
Purpose: Scholarships available through the University of Missouri-St. Louis Advanced Credit Program will be awarded to individual high school faculty members in accordance with but not limited to the following priorities:
- Adjunct Scholarships. To high school teachers currently teaching one or more courses in the Advanced Credit Program at their schools in order to assist in their compliance with DHE guidelines for teachers in dual credit programs, i.e., completion of a masters degree, including eighteen (18) credit hours in the subject matter that they teach in the Program (see Number of Scholarships #1 below).
- Professional Development Scholarships. 1) To high school principals for award to high school faculty that they have identified who are not currently teaching in the Advanced Credit Program at their schools, and who wish to do so but do not meet the guidelines listed in #1 above (see Number of Scholarships #2 below) OR 2) high school principals for award to any professional staff member (teachers, counselors, administrators) in their schools to help address the overall professional development needs of the school (see Number of Scholarships #2 below).
Number of Scholarships: The number of scholarships to be awarded will be determined under the following guidelines:
- Each teacher in the Advanced Credit Program is eligible for one scholarship for educational fees for a three-hour graduate credit course or one noncredit microcomputer course at University of Missouri-St. Louis for each semester he/she teaches in the Program. Teachers must contact the Advanced Credit Program office to initiate the scholarship process. If an Advanced Credit Program teacher does not use the scholarship(s), the scholarship(s) for graduate credit may be transferred to another teacher at that school at the direction of the principal and with approval by the ACP Director for use only in meeting MDHE compliance guidelines to teach dual credit courses in their content area. The scholarships may not be banked for future years (see Limitations #1 below).
- Each high school participating in the Advanced Credit Program will be given a number of professional development scholarships for three-hour graduate credit courses at the University of Missouri-St. Louis to be awarded, at the principal's discretion, to any member of the school's professional staff (teacher, counselor, or administrator). Scholarships will be provided according to the following scale:
|Previous Year's Enrollment in ACP
||# of Scholarships
||1 per year
||2 per year
||3 per year
|301 or more students
||4 per year
In August, principals will be notified of the number of these scholarships that their schools will be provided for the coming year.
- Scholarships must be used within the academic year in which they are awarded, i.e., between August 2013 and August 2014, and cover resident (in-state) educational fees only.
- Scholarships may only be used in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Education, the College of Business Administration, and in Continuing Education microcomputer courses for use in obtaining MDHE compliance to teach dual credit courses or as part of an Educational Leadership/Counseling program requirement, subject to approval by Advanced Credit Program Director.
- Effective fall 2004, adjunct teacher scholarships are restricted to adjuncts teaching courses with a minimum of five students enrolled in the Advanced Credit Program for the semester, subject to review of the Director. Limit two scholarships per academic year.
- The maximum number of Advanced Credit Program scholarship hours that may be awarded to professional staff who are not teaching in the Advanced Credit Program is eighteen(18).
- Scholarships do not cover non-resident fees. High school teachers currently teaching one or more courses in the Advanced Credit Program and who live outside the state of Missouri and pay Missouri state income tax may qualify to receive a non-resident tax credit to offset the non-resident fee charged. More information can be found at http://www.umsl.edu/services/cashiers/cforms.htm.
- This Advanced Credit Program Scholarship Policy supersedes all previous scholarship policies and is subject to annual review.