Establishes the New York International Scholarship program; creates a program to supplement individuals receiving grants under the Benjamin A. Gilman International scholarship provided for under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 (PL 106-309) therefore allowing recipients to defray their international travel costs and extending the time spent studying abroad in a non-English speaking country for up to a full academic year; appropriates $1,000,000 therefor.
Law Section: Education Law
Law: Add S667-d, Ed L
Multi-sponsor(s): Clark, Cook, Farrell, Galef, Gottfried, McEneny, Millman, Ortiz, Sweeney, Towns, WrightHIGHER EDUCATION
Law Section: Education Law
Law: Add S667-d, Ed L
- Jan 4, 2012: referred to higher education
- Jan 5, 2011: referred to higher education
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 31 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N ASSEMBLY (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL, HOYT, GUNTHER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CLARK, COOK, FARRELL, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, McENENY, MILLMAN, ORTIZ, SWEENEY, TOWNS, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the New York International Scholarship program and making an appropriation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 667-d to read as follows:
S 667-D. NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP. 1. STATEMENT AND PURPOSE. IT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION TO ESTABLISH AN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR- SHIP PROGRAM TO ENABLE AN INDIVIDUAL OF LIMITED FINANCIAL MEANS FROM NEW YORK STATE TO SPEND TIME STUDYING ABROAD IN A NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING COUN- TRY FOR UP TO A FULL ACADEMIC YEAR. 2. ESTABLISHMENT AND DURATION. THE PRESIDENT IS AUTHORIZED TO ESTAB- LISH THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. THE PRESIDENT IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPLEMENT FUNDS RECEIVED BY AN ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUAL UNDER THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR- SHIPS PROVIDED FOR UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT OF 2000, TITLE III OF PUBLIC LAW ONE HUNDRED SIX-THREE HUNDRED NINE (PL 106-309). NO RECIPIENT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION FOR MORE THAN ONE ACADEMIC YEAR. SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE "NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP." 3. AMOUNT. THE PRESIDENT UPON APPLICATION THEREFOR SHALL AWARD A SCHO- LARSHIP UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL RECIPIENT OF THE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAY- ING INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL COSTS AND EXTENDING THE TIME SPENT STUDYING ABROAD UP TO A FULL ACADEMIC YEAR; PROVIDED, HOWEVER THAT THE AMOUNT NOT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01076-01-1 A. 31 2 EXCEED ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. A RECIPIENT OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP MAY CONCUR- RENTLY RECEIVE WITH SUCH AWARD ANY OTHER ACADEMIC OR GENERAL AWARD FOR WHICH HE OR SHE MAY BE ELIGIBLE PROVIDED HOWEVER IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMBINATION OF ALL SUCH AWARDS EXCEED THE INDIVIDUAL RECIPIENT'S COST OF ATTENDANCE AT THE ABROAD INSTITUTION. 4. ELIGIBILITY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AN "INDIVIDUAL" SHALL MEAN A PERSON:
A. IN GOOD STANDING AT AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION RECOGNIZED AND APPROVED BY THE REGENTS OR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WHICH PROVIDES A COURSE OF STUDY LEADING TO THE GRANTING OF A POST-SEC- ONDARY DEGREE OR DIPLOMA; AND B. ACCEPTED FOR UP TO ONE ACADEMIC YEAR OF STUDY ON A PROGRAM OF STUDY ABROAD APPROVED FOR CREDIT BY THE STUDENT'S HOME INSTITUTION; AND C. RECEIVING ANY NEED-BASED STUDENT ASSISTANCE OR FINANCIAL AID UNDER ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER; AND D. RECEIVING MONEYS FROM THE FEDERALLY FUNDED BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP; AND E. WHO IS A CITIZEN OR NATIONAL OF THE UNITED STATES. 5. APPLICATION AND SELECTION. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND SELECTION SHALL BE CARRIED OUT THROUGH THE INSTITUTIONS. IN CONSIDERING APPLICA- TIONS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP UNDER THIS SECTION THE INSTITUTION SHALL CONSIDER THE FINANCIAL NEED OF THE INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING THE INCREASED COSTS OF STUDY ABROAD. S 2. The sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the New York state higher education services corporation out of any moneys in the state treasury to the credit of the state purposes account not otherwise appropriated for services and expenses of the corporation, to provide state matching funds for the purposes of exclusively carrying out the provisions of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.