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Walter Byers Scholarship Committee

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NCAA Bylaw 21.1.9 Walter Byers Scholarship Committee

21.1.9.1 Composition.The Walter Byers Scholarship Committee shall consist of five members, including one position allocated for a man, one allocated for a woman and three unallocated. (Adopted:1/10/90)

21.1.9.2 Duties.The committee shall be responsible for planning and administering the Association's Walter Byers Scholarship program for student-athletes who have distinguished themselves academically and athletically. (Adopted:1/10/90)

For more information regarding the Walter Byers Scholarship contact Lori Thomas.

 NUMBER OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

  • Five members
    • Includes one position allocated for a man, one allocated for a woman and three unallocated.
    • One member from each of the Divisions II and III Management Councils and one from each of the subdivisions in Division I (but not necessarily Management Council members).

 GENERAL DUTIES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

  • The committee shall be responsible for planning and administering the Association?s Walter Byers Scholarship program for student-athletes who have distinguished themselves academically and athletically.More specifically each committee member is involved in:
  • Reviewing each scholarship application.
  • Choosing the six finalists (three males and three females).
  • Interviewing each finalist.
  • Choosing one male and one female Byers Scholar.
  • Suggesting changes to the application packet.

NUMBER OF IN-PERSON MEETINGS PER YEAR):

  • One meeting per year to interview the finalists and choose the Byers Scholars, usually in late April for two days out of the office.

 NUMBER OF CONFERENCE CALLS PER YEAR:

  • One conference call per year in March for about an hour to choose the six finalists.