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H.R. 5746: OPPORTUNITY Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of May 10, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5746

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 10, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Correa, Mr. Veasey, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Lowenthal, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Rush, and Mr. Carbajal) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To amend the Cyber Scholarship Program of the Department of Defense to require additional considerations in the award of scholarships and grants under the Program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Offering Promising Persons Occupations Relevant To Upholding National Interests For Years Act of 2018 or the OPPORTUNITY Act of 2018.

2.

Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program scholarships and grants

(a)

Additional considerations

Section 2200c of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by inserting before In the selection the following:

(a)

Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Education

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(b)

Certain Institutions of Higher Education

In the selection of a recipient for the award of a scholarship or grant under this chapter, consideration shall be given to whether—

(1)

in the case of a scholarship, the institution of higher education at which the recipient pursues a degree is an institution described in section 371(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1067q(a)); and

(2)

in the case of a grant, the recipient is an institution described in such section.

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(b)

Clerical amendments

(1)

Section heading

The heading of section 2200c of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

2200c.

Special considerations in awarding scholarships and grants

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(2)

Table of sections

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 112 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 2200c and inserting the following new item:

2200c. Special considerations in awarding scholarships and grants.

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