STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES
2020 - 2021 LIFE SCHOLARSHIP
CERTIFICATION AND AFFIDAVIT
Status 1: Initial College Enrollment – a first-time student who enrolls into a post-secondary educational
after high school graduation, or shows completion from an approved home school program.
Status 2: Transfer Student – Students transferring from one institution to a participating institution, who may
eligible to receive a LIFE Scholarship, must submit an official transcript from the transferring institution. Students
who received the scholarship and transferred mid-year to this institution may be eligible to receive the scholarship
for the spring term. The student must submit an official document from the transferring institution to verify that
he/she met the requirements for continued eligibility at the beginning of the academic year prior to the transfer. The
transcript(s) must provide evidence of current credit hours earned and cumulative grade point average.
Status 3: Continued Eligibility – a student who has completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of 101 level or above by
the end of the academic year/15 credit hours for mid-year students.
Status 4: Seeking Eligibility – a student who is currently not eligible; who has completed 30 credit hours or 15 credit
hours if beginning mid-year at the 101 level or above; who has earned at least a 3.0 GPA; and who would like the
Student Financial Services Office to review their academic history for possible LIFE eligibility.
The LIFE Scholarship regulations require every recipient to certify he/she has not been legally judged to be a delinquent, been
convicted of or pled guilty to any felonies or any second or subsequent alcohol/drug related offenses, within the past
academic year, under the laws of South Carolina, or any other state or under the laws of the United States. The legislation
also states that a student in default on a federal or state student loan or who owes a refund of a federal or state grant is not
Any false information provided by the student or any attempt to expend any scholarship funds for unlawful purposes or any
purpose other than in payment or reimbursement for the cost of attendance at the institution authorized to award
the scholarship will be cause for immediate cancellation. Any student who has obtained a scholarship through
means of a willfully false statement or failure to reveal any material fact, condition, or circumstances affecting
eligibility will be subject to applicable civil or criminal penalties, including retroactive loss of the scholarship. I further
understand that I agree to the terms and conditions as outlined in the policies and procedures for disbursing Title IV aid. I also
affirm that I am presently not in default on any federal or state student loans nor do I owe any refunds to any federal or state
financial aid programs.
Your award may be adjusted without prior notice if new information is discovered. New information that may cause your
award to be adjusted includes, but is not limited to, conflicting documentation, failure to maintain satisfactory academic
progress, change in your enrollment status, and GPA. You will be notified if your award changes. You may be held personally
responsible for any liability that may result from the change. You may also check your award online at
MyMTC.MIDLANDSTECH.EDU. We recommend you check your award and balance due prior to the fee payment deadline on
I have not been convicted of any felonies. Further, I certify that I have not been convicted of an alcohol or drug
related misdemeanor offense during the preceding calendar year defined as 12 months from the date of the start of
school for the period of this award. If I am adjudicated delinquent, convicted or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any
felonies or any second or subsequent alcohol/drug related offenses under the laws of this or any other state or under the
laws of the United States, I agree to notify the Student Financial Services Office by the start of school. I hereby give permission
for a background check to be conducted to verify the above. I understand additional information may be requested after the
background check has been conducted.
If you have previously attended a college or university, all official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions office.
Eligibility will be based on a LIFE GPA which will be calculated from all grades and credits earned at any eligible institution (in-
state and out-of-state), including courses that do not transfer based on the institution’s policy and college courses taken while
in high school. I understand that non-degree credit hours will not be used in calculating the “LIFE GPA” or credit hour
requirement if I am enrolled in an Associate Degree or higher.
I have submitted all transcripts from all Colleges or Universities attended to be considered in my LIFE
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