PUBLIC LAW 9 2 - 3 1 8 - J U N E 23, 1972
application contains satisfactory assurance that the institution will provide special orientation and practical experiences designed to prepare its fellowship recipients for academic careers at some level of education beyond the high school. " (b) I n determining priorities and procedures for the award of fellowships under this section, the Commissioner shall— "(1) take into account present and projected needs for highly trained teachers in all areas of education beyond the high school, "(2) give special attention to those institutions which have developed new doctoral-level programs especially tailored to pre- , pare classroom teachers, "(3) consider the need to prepare a larger number of teachers and other academic leaders from minority groups, but nothingcontained in this clause shall be interpreted to require any educational institution to grant preference or disparate treatment to the members of one minority group on account of an imbalance which may exist with respect to the total number or percentage of persons of that group participating in or receiving the benefits of this program, in comparison with the total number or percentage of persons of that group in any community. State, section, or other area, "(4) assure that at least one-half of all new fellowship recipients have demonstrated their competence outside of a higher education setting for at least two years subsequent to the completion of their undergraduate studies, "(5) allow a fellowship recipient to interrupt his studies for up to one year for the purpose of work, travel, or independent study away from the campus, except that no stipend or travel expenses may be paid for such period, and "(6) seek to achieve a reasonably equitable geographical distribution of graduate programs approved under this section, based upon such factors as student enrollments in institutions of higher education and population. "(c) Recipients of fellowships under this part shall be persons who are interested in an academic career in educational programs beyond the high school level and are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a course of study leading to a degree of doctor of philosophy, doctor of arts, oi- an equivalent degree.
- '(d) No fellowship shall be awarded under this part for study at a P'-ohibition.
school or department of divinity. FELLOWSHIP STIPENDS
"SEC. 924. (a) The Commissioner shall pay to persons awarded fellowships under this part such stipends (including such allowances for subsistence and other expenses for such persons and their dependents) as he may determine to be consistent with prevailing practices under comparable federally supported programs. •'(b) The Commissioner shall (in addition to the stipends paid to persons under subsection (a)) pay to the institution of higher education at which such person is pursuing his course, of study, in lieu of tuition charged such person, such amounts as the Commissioner may determine to be consistent with prevailing practices under comparable federally supported programs, except that such amount shall not exceed $4,000 per academic year for any such person. "FELLOWSHIP CONDITIONS
"SEC. 925. (a) A person awarded a fellowship under the provisions of this part shall continue to receive the payments provided in section