Awarded to new-to- Monroe undergraduate international F1 matriculated students who have been nominated by select institutions with a formalized articulation agreement with Monroe College and/or students with an excellent record of academic performance from their high school or prior college attended ; e.g. 3.0 or higher GPA. It may be awarded to US citizens or permanent residents who reside abroad and commence studies at Monroe College immediately upon entering the United States. The awards are competitive based on the rigor of the high school program or prior college attended. No minimum grade point average guarantees an award. Scholarships remain in effect through the completion of undergraduate studies and end upon graduation. Undergraduate students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester, and maintain continuous enrollment. See special notes concerning continued enrollment eligibility requirements for international students.