We've been getting several inquiries from Scholars and we imagine you are, too. Our official policy is that National Scholars can go part-time, taking less than 12 credits a term if circumstances deem it necessary.
They will NOT lose the Scholarship (see pages 10-11 in new format of
[Note: Opportunity Scholars are required to take a minimum of 12 credits each term]
They may also drop a class without reimbursing us for the cost. However, it must be clear that
the amount paid for those classes will be deducted from their maximum award amount, so they will have less funds available to complete their degree.
In both of these scenarios: they need to reach out to their Scholar Advisor to discuss the circumstances and develop a plan for completing their degree on time. They do not need to notify TheDream.US or ISTS.
The graphic below has been shared with our National Scholars: