Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

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FY 2012

This program was not funded in FY 2012.

FY 2011

The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (P. L. 112-10) passed by Congress provides funding for the Department of Education for the remainder of Federal Fiscal Year 2011. That law specifically provides that no funds will be provided for the Byrd Honors Scholarship program this fiscal year. Therefore, the Department will not provide any funds to state agencies for scholarships this year. For information about other sources of federal student aid, please visit http://studentaid.ed.gov.
Additional budget information...

FY 2010

Number of new scholarships: 7,348
Total new scholarship funding: $11,022,000

Number of NCC scholarships: 20,652
Total NCC scholarship funding: $30,978,000

Total program funding: $42,000,000
Total number of scholarships: 28,000
Scholarship amount: $1,500

FY 2009

Number of new scholarships: 7,373
Total new scholarship funding: $11,060,000

Number of NCC scholarships: 19,721
Total NCC scholarship funding: $29,582,000

Total program funding: $40,642,000
Total number of scholarships: 27,094
Scholarship amount: $1,500

FY 2008

Number of New Scholarships: 6,731
Total New Scholarship Funding: $10,098,000

Number of Continuation Scholarships: 20,124
Total Continuation Scholarship Funding: $30,186,000

Total Program Funding: $40,283,730
Total Number of Scholarships: 26,855
Scholarship Amount: $1,500

FY 2007

Number of New Scholarships: 6,362
Total New Scholarship Funding: $9,543,000

Number of Continuation Scholarships: 20,698
Total Continuation Scholarship Funding: $31,047,000

Total Program Funding: $40,590,000
Total Number of Scholarships: 27,060
Scholarship Amount: $1,500

FY 2006

Appropriation: $40,590,000
Number of New Awards Anticipated: 57 awards to states support 27,114 scholars
Average Scholarship: $1,500

FY 2005

Appropriation: $40,672,000
Number of Scholarships: 27,060
Average Scholarship: $1,500

FY 2004

Appropriation: $40,758,100

FY 2003

Appropriation: $40,734,493

FY 2002

Appropriation: $41,001,000

FY 2001

Appropriation: $41,001,000

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