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In pursuance of an act of the legislature, approved March 20, 1899, the Normal School may receive two hundred students free of any charge for admission or registration, fifty to be appointed each year for a term of four years. The act provides as follows
"The Normal School shall be continued as a department of the University for students of both sexes, and its course of instruction, that shall include practice in teaching and in pedagogy, may extend through a period of four years, or until graduation. Two hundred free scholarships may be maintained in the Normal School. The holders of them may be exempt from the payment of all matriculation fees ; fifty appointments to these scholarships, each for the term of four years, may be made annually; provided that any holder of a free scholarship who shall have obtained the same prior to January 1. 1900, is hereby granted an extension of scholarship, making it valid for a term of four years."
This act took effect on the first day of July, 1900.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION.
Normal Course. Applicants for admission to the first near of the Normal School must be at least fifteen years of age, and must pass satisfactory examinations in arithmetic, English grammar and composition, physiology, geography, United States history, reading and spelling. The required work in these studies is as follows:
Arithmetic. As treated in Southworth's Essentials of Arithmetic, Book II., Werner's Arithmetic, Book 111., or an equivalent.
Geography. A knowledge of the relative locations of principal nations, and names and locations of their capitals and chief cities; a good knowledge of the principal river and mountain systems of the earth ; the chief industries and products of the principal nations. A minute knowledge of the United States, and particularly of Utah, will be required. The advanced natural geography will furnish needful preparations.
English, Grammar, Composition, Reading and Spelling. The applicant should be able to recognize and define all the parts of speech and to tell their respective varieties; to