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106TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION

H.R.4528

To establish an undergraduate grant program of the Department of State to assist students of limited financial means from the United States to pursue studies at foreign institutions of higher education.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MAY 24, 2000

Mr. GILMAN (for himself and Mr. HINCHEY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations

A BILL

To establish an undergraduate grant program of the Department of State to assist students of limited financial means from the United States to pursue studies at foreign institutions of higher education.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

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This Act may be cited as the "International Academic

5 Opportunity Act of 2000".

6 SEC. 2. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.

7 It is the purpose of this Act to establish an under

8 graduate grant program for students of limited financial

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1 means from the United States to enable such students to
2 study at institutions of higher education in foreign coun-
3 tries. Such foreign study is intended to broaden the out-
4 look and better prepare such students of demonstrated fi-
5 nancial need to assume significant roles in the increasingly
6 global economy.

7 SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF GRANT PROGRAM FOR FOR-
EIGN STUDY BY AMERICAN COLLEGE STU-

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DENTS OF LIMITED FINANCIAL MEANS.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-Subject to the availability of
11 appropriations and under the authorities of the Mutual
12 Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, the See-
13 retary of State shall establish and carry out a program
14 in each fiscal year to award grants of up to $5,000, to
15 individuals who meet the requirements of subsection (b),
16 toward the cost of 1 academic year of undergraduate study
17 at an institution of higher education in a foreign country.
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(b) ELIGIBILITY.—An individual referred to in sub-

19 section (a) is an individual who-

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(1) is a student in good standing at an institu-

tion of higher education in the United States (as de-
fined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act

of 1965);

(2) has been accepted for an academic year of
study at an institution of higher education outside

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the United States (as defined by section 102(b) of

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the Higher Education Act of 1965);

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(3) is receiving any need-based student assist

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ance under title IV of the Higher Education Act of

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(c) APPLICATION AND SELECTION.

(1) Grant application and selection shall be car

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ried out through accredited institutions of higher

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under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

17 SEC. REPORT TO CONGRESS.

18 The Secretary of State shall report annually to the 19 Congress concerning the grant program established under 20 this Act. Each such report shall include the following in

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(3) The institutions of higher education outside

the United States participants attended during their

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year of study abroad.

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[COMMITTEE PRINT]

JUNE 28, 1999

[Showing H.R. 4528 As Reported by the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights]

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To establish an undergraduate grant program of the Department of State to assist students of limited financial means from the United States to pursue studies at foreign institutions of higher education.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MAY 24, 2000

Mr. GILMAN (for himself and Mr. HINCHEY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations

A BILL

To establish an undergraduate grant program of the Department of State to assist students of limited financial

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means from the United States to pursue studies at foreign institutions of higher education.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

June 28, 2000 (3:18 PM)

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