Each scholarship provided for by this article shall be in the amount of $600.00 per year, payable from funds appropriated to the School of Nursing of the University of South Alabama for this purpose. A scholarship may either be renewed by the said school of nursing for the same student or awarded to another applicant for the scholarship. Appropriate competitive examinations of aptitude and ability shall be administered to the applicants by the School of Nursing of the University of South Alabama. The results of the examinations shall be used as guides in the selection of the recipients of the scholarships from the various geographical areas of the state. In case a scholarship student fails to complete the course prescribed for the baccalaureate degree in nursing, that student must repay the amount of scholarship funds used. Any funds thus collected may be used as scholarship assistance for other nursing students. In the event of the scholarship recipient's death, the funds disbursed and not repaid shall be cancelled. In the event the scholarship recipient becomes mentally or physically impaired and is unable to complete the baccalaureate degree in nursing, or has graduated but is unable to complete one year of service as a nurse due to such disability, the funds disbursed and not repaid shall be cancelled. A scholarship student must agree to practice professional nursing in the State of Alabama for at least one year after completing the course at the School of Nursing of the University of South Alabama.