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Title 45Subtitle BChapter XXIVPart 2400 → Subpart F


Title 45: Public Welfare
PART 2400—FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


Subpart F—Fellowship Stipend


Contents
§2400.52   Amount of stipend.
§2400.53   Duration of stipend.
§2400.54   Use of stipend.
§2400.55   Certification for stipend.
§2400.56   Payment of stipend.
§2400.57   Termination of stipend.
§2400.58   Repayment of stipend.

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§2400.52   Amount of stipend.

Junior and Senior Fellowships carry a stipend of up to a maximum of $24,000 pro-rated over the period of Fellows' graduate study. In no case shall the stipend for a fellowship exceed $12,000 per academic year. Within this limit, stipends will be pro-rated over the period of Fellows' graduate study as follows: a maximum of $6,000 per academic semester or trimester of full-time study, and a maximum of $4,000 per academic quarter of full-time study. Stipends for part-time study will be pro rata shares of those allowable for full-time study.

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§2400.53   Duration of stipend.

Stipends for Junior Fellowships may be payable over a period up to 2 calendar years of full-time graduate study, and those for Senior Fellowships may be payable over a period of not more than 5 calendar years of part-time graduate study, beginning with the dates under which Fellows commence their graduate study under their fellowships. However, the duration of stipend payments will be subject to the maximum payment limits, the length of award time limits, and the completion of the minimum degree requirements, whichever occurs first. A waiver of the time limit may be given for full-time students who require more than 36 credit hours or 54 quarter hours to complete their approved degree.

[61 FR 46734, Sept. 5, 1996, as amended at 69 FR 11815, Mar. 12, 2004]

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§2400.54   Use of stipend.

Stipends shall be used only to pay the costs of tuition, required fees, books, room, and board associated with graduate study under a fellowship. The costs allowed for a Fellow's room and board will be the amount the Fellow's university reports to the Foundation as the cost of room and board for a graduate student if that student were to share a room at the student's university. If no shared graduate housing exists, then costs for regular shared student housing will be used. If no campus housing exists, the equivalent room and board costs at neighboring universities will be used. Stipends for room, board, and books will be pro-rated for Fellows enrolled in study less than full time. The Foundation will not reimburse Fellows for any portion of their master's degree study, that Fellows may have completed prior to the commencement of their fellowships. Nor will the Foundation reimburse Fellows for any credits acquired above the minimum number of credits required for the degree. If a Fellow has already taken and paid for courses that can be credited toward the Fellow's graduate degree under a fellowship, those must be credited to the degree; the remaining required courses will be paid for by the Foundation.

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§2400.55   Certification for stipend.

In order to receive a fellowship stipend, a Fellow must submit the following nine items in writing:

(a) An acceptance of the terms and conditions of the fellowship including a completed certificate of compliance form;

(b) Evidence of admission to an approved graduate program;

(c) Certified copies of undergraduate and, if any, graduate transcripts;

(d) A certified payment request form indicating the estimated costs for tuition, required fees, books, room, and board;

(e) a photo copy of the university's bulletin of cost information;

(f) The amount and nature of income from any other grants or awards;

(g) information about the Fellow's degree requirements, including the number of required credits to fulfill the degree;

(h) a statement of the university's willingness to accept the transfer of 6 credits toward the Fellow's degree requirements for the Fellow's satisfactory completion of the Summer Institute (see §2400.51); and

(i) A full Plan of Study over the duration of the fellowship, including information on the contents of required constitutional courses. Senior Fellows must provide evidence of their continued full-time employment as teachers in grades 7-12.

[61 FR 46734, Sept. 5, 1996, as amended at 69 FR 11815, Mar. 12, 2004]

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§2400.56   Payment of stipend.

Payment for tuition, required fees, books, room, and board subject to the limitations in §§2400.52 through 2400.55 and §§2400.59 through 2400.60 will be paid via Electronic Funds Transfer to each Fellow at the beginning of each term of enrollment and upon the Fellow's submission of a completed Payment Request Form which includes the current University bulletin of cost information.

[69 FR 11815, Mar. 12, 2004]

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§2400.57   Termination of stipend.

(a) The Foundation may suspend or terminate the payment of a stipend if a Fellow fails to meet the criteria set forth in §2400.40 through §2400.44 and §2400.60, except as provided for in §2400.61. Before it suspends or terminates a fellowship under these circumstances, the Foundation will give notice to the Fellow, as well as the opportunity to be heard with respect to the grounds for suspension or termination.

(b) The Foundation will normally suspend the payment of a stipend if a Fellow has more than one grade of “Incomplete” in courses for which the Foundation has made payment to the Fellow.

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§2400.58   Repayment of stipend.

(a) If a Fellow fails to secure a master's degree, fails to teach American history, American government, social studies, or political science on a full-time basis in a secondary school for at least one school year for each academic year for which assistance was provided under a fellowship, fails to secure at least 12 semester hours or their credit hour equivalent for study of the Constitution as indicated in §2400.43(b), or fails to attend the Foundation's Summer Institute on the Constitution, the Fellow must repay all of the fellowship costs received plus interest at the rate of 6% per annum or as otherwise authorized and, if applicable, reasonable collection fees, as prescribed in Section 807 of the Act (20 U.S.C. 4506(b)).

(b) If a Fellow withdraws from the fellowship or has a fellowship terminated by the Foundation, the Fellow must repay all fellowship funds which have been remitted to the Fellow or on his or her behalf under a fellowship.

[61 FR 46734, Sept. 5, 1996, as amended at 69 FR 11815, Mar. 12, 2004]

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