Overview: Section 8A.7 of S.L. 2022-74 adjusts the Washington Center Internship Scholarship Program to include public policy and career readiness seminar programs that are one to four weeks long. The State Education Assistance Authority will award grants to students who are residents of North Carolina, are in their second year or higher at a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, and are attending a program at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars as follows:
For semester term internships, up to $10,000.
For summer term internships, up to $8,000.
For seminar programs, up to $4,000.
By December 1, 2022, the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina must develop and promulgate guidance to constituent institutions on a process for awarding up to three academic credit hours for participation in a Washington Center internship.
This section became effective July 1, 2022, and applies beginning with scholarships awarded for the 2023 spring academic semester.