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U.S. Department of Education

Citations: (R)652.20
AsOfDate: 12/31/95

How does a State establish a nominating


(a) To participate in the NSSP, a State shall establish

a nominating committee for the purpose of nominating students
for NSSP scholarships.

(b) The State nominating committee may be appointed

either by the Chief State School Officer (CSSO) or by an existing
grant agency or panel that was previously designated by the

(c) Before the nominating committee may begin to fulfill

its functions under Sec. 652.21, the CSSO, grant agency, or
panel that appoints the nominating committee shall submit for the
Secretary's approval the names and qualifications of the
individuals to be appointed.

(d) The nominating committee must include, but is not

limited to, the following:

(1) At least one individual from each of the following


(i) Education.

(ii) Science.

(iii) Mathematics.

(iv) Engineering.

(2) At least two faculty members each teaching in a

different scholarship discipline at the postsecondary level.

(3) At least one teacher teaching in one or more of the

scholarship disciplines at the secondary level.

(4) At least one person who is a scientist,

mathematician, or engineer from a private-sector business that is
oriented to the sciences, mathematics, or engineering.

(5) At least one admissions officer from an institution of

higher education.

(e) An individual representing one of the nominating

committee membership categories under paragraphs (d) (2)
through (5) of this section, may, if qualified, also represent a
category in paragraph (d)(1) of this section.

(f) Each State shall require that its State nominating

committee members serve as volunteers without compensation.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 5383)

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control

number 1840-0629)