The provisions of this article apply to all need-based student grants that are funded by the state or a public postsecondary educational institution. Nothing in this article shall be construed as attempting to regulate the selection or awarding of scholarships to applicants by the state or a public postsecondary educational institution where the scholarships are funded and awarded pursuant to the terms of a private endowment, trust, or similar instrument.
(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1214.)