The President signed the fiscal year 2011 Federal Budget on April 15, 2011. Public Law 111-117, the law governing this budget, states that the Byrd Program will not be funded this fiscal year. The Byrd grant programs, covered under this Act, are directly affected by this decision. The Byrd program will not make any new or non-competing continuation awards this year.
Based on this information, and the lack of further federal funding, the Arizona Department of Education will be unable award or provide funding for Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships. We apologize for any hardships that this may cause those students who had been receiving a Byrd scholarship.