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posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:58 PM
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Ted would have wanted you to care too about jobs. pg800-902
‘‘SEC. 340M. PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Secretary shall establish the Public Health Workforce Scholarship Program (referred to in this section as the ‘Program’) for the purpose described in section 340L(a).
‘‘(b) ELIGIBILITY.—To be eligible to participate in the Program, an individual shall—
‘‘(1)(A) be accepted for enrollment, or be enrolled, as a full-time or part-time student in a course of study or program (approved by the Secretary) at an accredited graduate school or program of public health; or
‘‘(B) have demonstrated expertise in public health and be accepted for enrollment, or be enrolled, as a full-time or part-time student in a course of study or program (approved by the Secretary) at—
‘‘(i) an accredited graduate school or program of nursing; health administration, management, or policy; preventive medicine; laboratory science; veterinary medicine; or dental medicine; or
‘‘(ii) another accredited graduate school or program, as deemed appropriate by Secretary;
‘‘(2) be eligible for, or hold, an appointment as a commissioned officer in the regular or Reserve Corps of the Service or be eligible for selection for civilian service in the Corps; and
‘‘(3) sign and submit to the Secretary a written contract (described in subsection (c)) to serve full time as a public health professional, upon the completion of the course of study or program involved, for the period of obligated service described in sub10
section (c)(2)(E).
‘‘(c) CONTRACT.—The written contract between the Secretary and an individual under subsection (b)(3) shall contain—
‘‘(1) an agreement on the part of the Secretary that the Secretary will—
‘‘(A) provide the individual with a scholarship for a period of years (not to exceed 4 academic years) during which the individual shall pursue an approved course of study or program to prepare the individual to serve in the public health workforce; and
‘‘(B) accept (subject to the availability of appropriated funds) the individual into the
Corps;
‘‘(2) an agreement on the part of the individual that the individual will—
‘‘(A) accept provision of such scholarship to the individual;
‘‘(B) maintain full-time or part-time enrollment in the approved course of study or program described in subsection (b)(1) until the individual completes that course of study or program;
‘‘(C) while enrolled in the approved course of study or program, maintain an acceptable level of academic standing (as determined by the educational institution offering such course of study or program);
‘‘(D) if applicable, complete a residency or internship; and
‘‘(E) serve full-time as a public health professional for a period of time equal to the greater of—
‘‘(i) 1 year for each academic year for which the individual was provided a scholarship under the Program; or
‘‘(ii) 2 years; and
‘‘(3) an agreement by both parties as to the nature and extent of the scholarship assistance, which may include—
‘‘(A) payment of reasonable educational expenses of the individual, including tuition, fees, books, equipment, and laboratory expenses; and
‘‘(B) payment of a stipend of not more than $1,269 (plus, beginning with fiscal year
2011, an amount determined by the Secretary on an annual basis to rereflect inflation) per month for each month of the academic year involved, with the dollar amount of such a stipend 13 determined by the Secretary taking into consideration whether the individual is enrolled fulltime or part-time.

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