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Science Scholarships

HR 996
The House last week approved by voice vote legislation that would establish a scholarship program under the National Science Foundation for talented students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. President Bush included a similar proposal in his education package, and the version of the package approved recently by the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee includes a scholarship program to be administered jointly by nsf and the Education Department.

Pepper Scholarships

HR 2666
The House last week approved by voice vote legislation that would establish a scholarship program to allow students who are disabled and economically disadvantaged to attend Congressional and diplomacy seminars in Washington, D.C.

Library Programs

HR 2742
The House last week approved by voice vote legislation to reauthorize the Education Department's library programs.

In the Education Department

Research Centers

Proposed subject areasThe Education Department last week published a list of proposed areas to be covered by 12 new research centers to be awarded in a major competition next year. (See story, page xx.)

Women's Educational Equity Act

Final RulesThe Education Department published in the Sept. 13 Federal Register final regulations for the Women's Educational Equity Act program, which funds projects designed to promote equity for women at all levels of education and to assist institutions in meeting anti-bias requirements. Significant changes were made in the proposed rules published Jan. 30. The department moved to respond to critical comments, some of which charged that the department was seeking to shift the program away from an emphasis on remedying institutional barriers and funding projects of national significance. Revised priorities for funding under the program, however, were not changed.

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