34 CFR 386.33 - What are the requirements for grantees in disbursing scholarships?
Before disbursement of scholarship assistance to an individual, a grantee -
(1) Must obtain documentation that the individual is -
(i) A U.S. citizen or national; or
(ii) A permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands;
(2) Must confirm from documentation issued to the individual by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that he or she -
(i) Is a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or
(ii) Is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a citizen or permanent resident; and
(b) Must confirm that the applicant has expressed interest in a career in clinical practice, administration, supervision, teaching, or research in the vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, or independent living rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with significant disabilities;
(c) Must obtain documentation, as described in § 386.40(a)(7), that the individual expects to seek and maintain employment in a designated State agency or in a related agency as defined in § 386.4 where
(1) The employment is in the field of study in which the training was received or
(2) Where the job functions are directly relevant to the field of study in which the training was received.
(d) Must ensure that the scholarship, when added to the amount of financial aid the scholar receives for the same academic year under title IV of the Higher Education Act, does not exceed the scholar's cost of attendance;
(e) Must limit scholarship assistance to no more than four academic years, unless the grantee provides an extension consistent with the institution's accommodations under section 504 of the Act; and