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107 STAT. 2020 PUBLIC LAW 103-177 —DEC. 3, 1993 (c) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.— (1) The Secretary may grant scholarships to Indians enrolled in accredited agriculture related programs for postsecondary and graduate programs of study as fulltime students. (2) A recipient of a scholarship under paragraph (1) shall be required to enter into an obligated service agreement with the Secretary in which the recipient agrees to accept employment for one year for each year the recipient received a scholarsnip, following completion of the recipients course of study, with— (A) the Bureau or other agency of the Federal Government providing agriculture or natural resource related services to Indians or Indian tribes; (B) an agriculture or related program conducted under a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement entered into under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; or (C) a tribal agriculture or related program. (3) The Secretary shall not deny scholarship assistance under this subsection solely on the basis of an applicant's scholastic achievement if the applicant has been admitted to and remains in good standing in an accredited post secondary or graduate institution. (d) EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH. — The Secretary shall conduct, through the Bureau, and in consultation with other appropriate local. State and Federal agencies, and in consultation and coordination with Indian tribes, an agricultiiral resource education outreach program for Indian youth to explain and stimulate interest in all aspects of management and careers in Indian agriculture and natural resources. (e) ADEQUACY OF PROGRAMS.— The Secretary shall administer the programs described in this section until a sufficient number of Indians are trained to ensure that there is an adequate number of qualified, professional Indian agricultural resource managers to manage the Bureau agricultural resource programs and programs maintained by or for Indian tribes. 25 USC 3732. SEC. 202. POSTGRADUATION RECRUITMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAIN- ING PROGRAMS. (a) ASSUMPTION OF LOANS.—The Secretary shall establish and maintain a program to attract Indian professionals who are graduates of a course of postsecondary or graduate education for employ- ment in either the Bureau agriculture or related programs or, subject to the approval of the tribe, in tribal agriculture or related Regulations. programs. Accormng to such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, such program shall provide for the employment of Indian professionals in exchange for the assumption by the Secretary of the outstanding student loans of the employee. The period of employment shall be determined by the amount of the loan that is assumed. (b) POSTGRADUATE INTERGOVERNMENTAL INTERNSHIPS. —For the purposes of training, skill development and orientation of Indian and Federal agricultural management personnel, and the enhancement of tribal and Bureau agricultural resource programs, the Secretary shall establish and actively conduct a program for the cooperative internship of Federal and Indian agricultural resource personnel. Such program shall— (1) for agencies within the Department of the Interior—