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FSA Information for Financial Aid Professionals
U.S. Department of Education

Citations: (R)652.2
AsOfDate: 12/31/95

Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship under


this program?

An individual is eligible to apply for an initial scholarship


under the NSSP if the individual--

(a) Is scheduled to graduate from a public or private


secondary school or to obtain the recognized equivalent of a high
school diploma, as defined in 34 CFR 600.2, during the award
year prior to the award year in which the NSSP scholarship is to
be awarded;

(b)(1) Is a citizen or national of the United States; or

(2) Provides evidence from the U.S. Immigration and


Naturalization Service that he or she--

(i) Is a permanent resident of the United States; or

(ii) Is in the United States for other than a temporary


purpose with the intention of becoming a citizen or permanent
resident;

(c) Has demonstrated outstanding academic


achievement in secondary school in the physical, life, or computer
sciences, mathematics, or engineering as determined by the
State nominating committee established under Sec. 652.20;

(d) Demonstrates to the State nominating committee


that he or she intends to apply for enrollment at an institution of
higher education as a full-time undergraduate student for the
purpose of receiving a baccalaureate degree and has not
accepted an appointment to a U. S. service academy, such as the
U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air
Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy; and

(e) Demonstrates to the State nominating committee


that he or she intends to major, at an institution of higher
education, in one of the physical, life, or computer sciences,
mathematics, or engineering.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 5384)