The Idaho State Board of Education approved changes to increase the number of Idahoans eligible to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship.

The changes:

• Lower the minimum GPA for all students from 3.0 to 2.7 and enabling eligible adult learners with a 2.5 GPA to apply for the scholarship and renew the scholarship as long as they maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA after returning to school.

• Require adult learners to have “stopped out” for 24 months or more but makes an exception for students who enrolled in a maximum of two courses during that time.

• Enable adult learner scholarship recipients to attend part-time.

• Directed institutions to work with adult learner recipients to determine if they can receive college credits for prior learning gained in the military or in industry.

• Require scholarship recipients to show progress on their education plans to maintain eligibility.

The proposed changes will be presented to the Idaho Legislature for consideration during the 2020 legislative session.

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