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U.S. Department of Education

Citations: (R)652.30
AsOfDate: 12/31/95

How are Scholars nominated?

(a) Scholars are nominated by State nominating


committees that are established in accordance with Sec. 652.20.

(b) Each State nominating committee shall review and


evaluate the applications received each year under this program.

(c) Each State nominating committee shall select


nominees in accordance with the program eligibility requirements
for an initial award. Each State nominating committee may adopt
one or more minimum standards to demonstrate outstanding
academic achievement at the secondary school level that may
include such standards as an overall minimum grade point
average or a minimum class rank combined with a minimum
grade point average in the sciences, mathematics, and
engineering.

(d) Each State nominating committee shall submit to


the President the nominations of at least four applicants legally
residing in each congressional district in the State, at least half of
whom must be female. The nominations must be--

(1) Ranked in order of evaluated score; and

(2) Submitted to the Secretary, who receives the


nominations on behalf of the President, in the manner and by the
date established by the Secretary in a notice published in the
Federal Register.

(e) Each nominating committee shall provide the


following information for each nominee to the Secretary:

(1) Name.

(2) Sex.

(3) Address.

(4) Telephone number.

(5) Social security number (if provided by the nominee).

(6) Congressional district and name of Representative


or Delegate.

(7) Other information that the Secretary considers


necessary for the proper administration of the program.

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

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control


number 1840-0629)