20 U.S. Code § 7453 - Fellowships for Indian students
The Secretary is authorized to award fellowships to Indian students to enable such students to study in graduate and professional programs at institutions of higher education.
The fellowships described in paragraph (1) shall be awarded to Indian students to enable such students to pursue a course of study—
The Secretary shall pay to Indian students awarded fellowships under subsection (a) of this section such stipends (including allowances for subsistence of such students and dependents of such students) as the Secretary determines to be consistent with prevailing practices under comparable federally supported programs.
(c) Payments to institutions in lieu of tuition
The Secretary shall pay to the institution of higher education at which such a fellowship recipient is pursuing a course of study, in lieu of tuition charged to such recipient, such amounts as the Secretary may determine to be necessary to cover the cost of education provided to such recipient.
(d) Special rules
(1) In general
If a fellowship awarded under subsection (a) of this section is vacated prior to the end of the period for which the fellowship is awarded, the Secretary may award an additional fellowship for the unexpired portion of the period of the first fellowship.
(2) Written notice
Not later than 45 days before the commencement of an academic term, the Secretary shall provide to each individual who is awarded a fellowship under subsection (a) of this section for such academic term written notice of—
(e) Service obligation
(1) In general
The Secretary shall require, by regulation, that an individual who receives financial assistance under this section—
(A) perform work—
(i) related to the training for which the individual receives the assistance under this section; and
The Secretary shall establish, by regulation, a reporting procedure under which a recipient of assistance under this section shall, not later than 12 months after the date of completion of the training, and periodically thereafter, provide information concerning the compliance of such recipient with the work requirement described in paragraph (1).
Source(Pub. L. 89–10, title VII, § 7133, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title VII, § 701,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1924.)