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Chapter 2. Governor's Scholarship Programs Definitions Applicable to Governor's Scholarship Programs Forfeiture of Scholarship Award   

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(a) The following disqualifying events, if not disproved, will result in forfeiture by the award recipient of the scholarship award:

(1) the award recipient provided false or misleading information in claiming the scholarship award;

(2) the award recipient was wrongly identified as receiving a scholarship award;

(3) one or more of the award recipient's test scores used as the basis for the scholarship award were invalidated; or

(4) the award recipient failed to provide the documentation referred to in paragraph (f) of Section 31001 of this Chapter

(b) The Scholarshare Investment Board shall provide the award recipient with written notice of the disqualifying event which, if not resolved, would result in forfeiture. The written notice shall inform the award recipient that he or she has thirty (30) days from receipt of the notice to resolve the disqualifying event before a final determination of forfeiture is made by the Executive Director of the Scholarshare Investment Board and that funds will not be distributed pending resolution of the disqualifying event. If the award recipient receives an unsatisfactory final determination, the award recipient may appeal the determination pursuant to section 31007(b). Such an appeal shall be submitted within thirty (30) days of receipt of the final determination.

(c) After a final determination of forfeiture has been issued and no appeal has been submitted or the Scholarshare Investment Board has upheld the final determination, the Scholarshare Investment Board shall direct its designee to withdraw the forfeited funds from the respective qualified scholarship account and deposit the funds into a forfeiture account within the Scholarshare Trust.

Authority cited:

Education Code 69981(d)

Education Code 69996(d)

Education Code 69999

Reference:

Education Code 69995(d)

Education Code 69996(d)

Education Code 69998

Ineternal Revenue Code 529

Ineternal Revenue Code 117(b)

(Amended by Register 2003, No. 5)