Bo Gee is a golf student-athlete that withdrew from Ocean State University during the second week of classes. Bo was receiving a 50% scholarship and the coaches would like to re-award that aid to another student-athlete this semester. Is that permissible?
No. The aid may not be re-awarded until the subsequent term. NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124 states that institutional financial aid based in any degree on athletics ability may be reduced or canceled during the period of the award if the recipient: (Revised: 1/10/92, 1/11/94, 1/10/95, 1/9/96, 12/13/05, 9/11/07)
(a) Renders himself or herself ineligible for intercollegiate competition;
(b) Fraudulently misrepresents any information on an application, letter of intent or financial aid agreement (see Bylaw 126.96.36.199.3);
(c) Engages in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty (see Bylaw 188.8.131.52.4); or
(d) Voluntarily (on his or her own initiative) withdraws from a sport at any time for personal reasons; however, the recipient’s financial aid may not be awarded to another student-athlete in the academic term in which the aid was reduced or canceled. A student-athlete’s request for written permission to contact another four-year collegiate institution regarding a possible transfer does not constitute a voluntary withdrawal.