For purposes of this section, "eligible person" means a secondary student enrolled in any Minnesota public school who, at the time of graduation, generated Minnesota general education revenue, who qualifies for early graduation under section 120B.07, who graduated prior to the end of the fourth school year after first enrolling in ninth grade, who has not participated in the early graduation achievement scholarship program under section 120B.08, and who, before the end of the calendar year of the student's graduation, enters into active service in either the active or reserve component of the United States armed forces and deploys for 60 days or longer to a military base or installation outside Minnesota for the purpose of attending basic military training or military school and, if required by the military, performing other military duty. The active service may be in accordance with United States Code, title 10 or title 32.
An eligible person may apply to the commissioner of education for an early graduation military service bonus. The application must be in the form and manner specified by the commissioner and must be received at the department within two calendar years of the date of graduation.
The request for payment must be received at the department by the end of the second fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the student graduated. Upon verification of the qualifying student's course completion necessary for graduation and eligibility for the military service bonus, the commissioner must issue payment to that person. Payment amounts must be determined according to section 120B.08, subdivision 2. Once the original amount of the award has been paid, it cannot be renewed.