Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 5.djvu/773

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PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3531 "(iv) after grants are made with funds under clauses (i) through (iii), any remaining funds for grants under subsection (a) to health professions schools that meet the conditions described in paragraph (2)(A), (3), (4), or (5) of subsection (c). "(3) No LIMITATION. —Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as limiting the centers of excellence referred to in this section to the designated amount, or to preclude such entities from competing for other grants under this section. "(4) MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT. — "(A) IN GENERAL. —With respect to activities for which a grant made under this part are authorized to be expended, the Secretary may not make such a grant to a center of excellence for any fiscal year unless the center agrees to maintain expenditures of non-Federal amounts for such activities at a level that is not less than the level of such expenditures maintained by the center for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which the school receives such a grant. "(B) USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS. —With respect to any Federal amounts received by a center of excellence and available for carrying out activities for which a grant under this part is authorized to be expended, the Secretary may not make such a grant to the center for any fiscal year unless the center agrees that the center will, before expending the grant, expend the Federal amounts obtained from sources other than the grant. " SEC. 737. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS. 42 USC 293a. "(a) IN GENERAL. —The Secretary may make a grant to an eligible entity (as defined in subsection (d)(1)) under this section for the awarding of scholarships by schools to any full-time student who is an eligible individual as defined in subsection (d). Such scholarships may be expended only for tuition expenses, other reasonable educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses incurred in the attendance of such school. "(b) PREFERENCE IN PROVIDING SCHOLARSHIPS.— The Secretary may not make a grant to an entity under subsection (a) unless the health professions and nursing schools involved agree that, in providing scholarships pursuant to the grant, the schools will give preference to students for whom the costs of attending the schools would constitute a severe financial hardship and, notwithstanding other provisions of this section, to former recipients of scholarships under sections 736 and 740(d)(2)(B) (as such sections existed on the day before the date of enactment of this section). "(c) AMOUNT OF AWARD.—In awarding grants to eligible entities that are health professions and nursing schools, the Secretary shall give priority to eligible entities based on the proportion of graduating students going into primary care, the proportion of underrepresented minority students, and the proportion of graduates working in medically underserved communities. "(d) DEFINITIONS. —In this section: "(1) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES.—The term 'eligible entities' means an entity that— "(A) is a school of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing (as defined in section 801), pharmacy, pediatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public