The Governorís Scholarship Programs were established in 2000 under former Article 20 (Education Code sections 69995-69999). The Governorís Scholarship Programs included the Governorís Scholars Award and the Governorís Distinguished Mathematics & Science Award. Awards were granted to students who earned qualifying scores on exams taken in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
In 2003, under Education Code sections 69999.6-69999.9, the Governorís Scholarship Programs was repealed. No awards were granted to students who earned qualifying scores on exams taken after December 31, 2002.
Awards granted to students who earned qualifying scores on exams taken in 2000, 2001 and 2002 must have been claimed by the five-year anniversary of the June 30th following the date of the qualifying exam. As this deadline has now passed, awards may no longer be claimed. Awards that were claimed prior to the deadline were placed into individual scholarship accounts and are administered by the ScholarShare Investment Board and managed by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. until the student withdraws the funds or until the student reaches the age of 30.