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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 22GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER VTEXAS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
RULE §22.571Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (2) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

  (3) Eligible Institution--A public junior college, as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003(2); or a public technical institution, as defined in Texas Education Code, §61.003(7), and which meets the criteria in §22.572(b) or (c) of this title (relating to Institutions).

  (4) Encumbered funds--Program funds that have been awarded to an institution, and which will be awarded to selected students based on established criteria, and which may or may not have been disbursed to the student.

  (5) Initial year award--The scholarship awarded in the student's first year in the T-STEM Program.

  (6) Program--The Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program.

  (7) Program Officer--The individual named by each participating institution's chief executive officer to serve as agent for the institution and primary contact for the Coordinating Board. The Program Officer has primary responsibility for all ministerial acts required by the program, including maintenance of all records and preparation and submission of reports reflecting program transactions. Unless otherwise indicated by the administration, the director of student financial aid shall serve as Program Officer.

  (8) T-STEM programs--A defined set of courses that lead to the award of either a certificate or an associate degree in the following U.S. Department of Education Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) areas using the two-digit CIP coding: 11 (Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services); 14 (Engineering); 15 (Engineering Technologies/Technicians); 26 (Biological Sciences); 27 (Mathematics and Statistics); or 40 (Physical Sciences); and the following CIP areas, using the four-digit coding: 30.01 (Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Biological and Physical Sciences); 51.00 (Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General); 51.06 (Dental Support Services and Allied Professions); 51.08 (Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services; 51.09 (Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions); 51.10 (Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Health Professions); 51.11 (Health/Medical Preparatory Programs); 51.18 (Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions); and 51.23 (Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions).


Source Note: The provisions of this §22.571 adopted to be effective February 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 1337

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