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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-173



Approved Courses of Study under New Economy Technology Scholarship Act

[30 Pa.B. 548]

   The New Economy Technology Scholarship Act (June 23, 1999 (P. L. 159, No. 22)) (act) established an incentive scholarship program for Pennsylvania students to pursue higher education and training in science and technology fields to create a sustained pool of highly trained technology workers to improve the Commonwealth's ability to attract and retain business. The act defines an approved course of study as ''A program or curriculum offered by a postsecondary educational institution that provides instruction in science, technology and related fields and has been approved by the Department of Education (Department) in consultation with the Pennsylvania Human Rescources Investment Council.''

   The current list of approved courses of study is published on the New Economy Technology Scholarship Program Application. The application may be obtained by calling PHEAA at (800) 692-7435, or by visiting PHEAA's web site,

   The list of approved courses of study will be reviewed biennially by the Secretary of Education or his designees, the Secretary of Community and Economic Development or his designees, and the Chief Operating Officer of the Human Resources Investment Council or his designees. Written public comments by individuals, groups or institutions will be accepted by the Department during the public comment period preceding the biennial review. The timeframe and instructions for the public comment period will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-173. Filed for public inspection January 28, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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