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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 1042


Scholarship award, notification of congressional committees.

Written contract, contents.

38 USC 4105. Participant agreement.

PUBLIC LAW 96-330—AUG. 26, 1980

"(A) a fair summary of the rights and Habilities of an individual whose application is approved (and whose contract is accepted) by the Administrator, including in the summary a clear explanation of the damages to which the United States is entitled under section 4144 of this title if the individual breaches the contract; and "(B) a full description of the terms and conditions that would apply to the individual's participation in the Scholarship Program and service in the Department of Medicine and Surgery. "(2) The Administrator shall make such application forms, contract forms, and other information available to individuals desiring to participate in the Scholarship Program on a date sufficiently early to allow such individuals adequate time to prepare and submit such forms. "(c)(1) In selecting applicants for acceptance in the Scholarship Program, the Administrator shall give priority to the applications of individuals who have previously received scholarships under the Scholarship Program. "(2) Before awarding the initial scholarship in any course of training other than in medicine or nursing, the Administrator, not less than 60 days before awarding such scholarship, shall notify the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Administrator's intent to award a scholarship in such course of training and of the reasons why the award of scholarships in such course of training is necessary to assist in providing for the Veterans' Administration an adequate supply of personnel in the health profession concerned. "(d)(1) An individual becomes a participant in the Scholarship Program only upon the Administrator's approval of the individual's application submitted under subsection (a)(2) of this section and the Administrator's acceptance of the contract signed by the individual under subsection (a)(3) of this section. "(2) The Administrator shall provide written notice to an individual promptly upon the Administrator's approval under paragraph (1) of this subsection of the individual's participation in the Scholarship Program. "(e) The written contract (referred to in this subchapter) between the Administrator and a participant in the Scholarship Program shall contain— "(1) an agreement that— "(A) subject to clause (2) of this subsection, the Administrator agrees (i) to provide the participant with a scholarship (described in subsection (f) of this section) for from one to four school years during which period the participant is pursuing a course of training described in subsection (a)(1)(B) of this section, and (ii) to afford the participant the opportunity for employment in the Department of Medicine and Surgery (subject to the availability of appropriated funds for such purpose and other qualifications established in accordance with section 4105 of this title); and "(B) subject to clause (2) of this subsection, the participant agrees— "(i) to accept such a scholarship; "(ii) to maintain enrollment and attendance in a course of training described in subsection (a)(1)(B) of this section until the participant completes the course of training;