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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1270

PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984 or more local educational agencies, (B) in the case of a State or local educational agency, the agency will enter into a cooperative agreement with one or more institutions of higher education in the case of a profession of a society or association described in subsection (b)(3) the association or society will enter into a cooperative agreement with one or more local educational agencies and one or more institutions of higher education, for the purpose of furnishing the activities authorized by this part; (2) that the planning and implementation of the cooperative agreement will involve the participation of both the subject matter departments or divisions of each institution of higher education as well as the teacher education department or division, if any, of each such institution; and (3) that the applicant has consulted with, as appropriate, the State agency for higher education or the State educational agency in the development of the program for which assistance is sought, and will assure appropriate participation of such agencies in the program. (b) For the purpose of this part an eligible applicant means— (1) an institution of higher education, (2) a State or local educational agency, and (3) a professional society or association, in the fields of mathematics, physical or biological sciences, or engineering. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION OF UNDERREPRESENTED AND UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS

20 USC 3923.

Congressional Merit Scholarships in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education. 20 USC 3931 note. 20 USC 3931.

SEC. 123. In providing financial assistance under this part, the Foundation shall make every effort to ensure that consideration is given to applications which provide for the development and improvement of instructional programs and materials designed to meet the needs of underrepresented and underserved populations. PART C—CONGRESSIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS SHORT TITLE

SEC. 131. This part may be cited as the "Congressional Merit Scholarships in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education". M E R I T SCHOLARSHIPS ESTABLISHED

SEC. 132. (a) The Foundation is authorized, in accordance with the provisions of this part, to award scholarships to individuals who are enrolled in institutions of higher education and who demonstrate outstanding potential for, and who plan to pursue, a career in teaching in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. (b) Scholarships under this part shall be awarded for such period as the Foundation may prescribe, but for not to exceed four academic years. (c)(1) A student awarded a scholarship under this part may attend any institution of higher education offering courses of study designed to prepare them for teaching careers. Such awards shall be available for periods of study commencing not sooner than the third undergraduate year. (2) In order to be eligible for a scholarship under this part, each individual shall—