S.1669 - Hispanic-Serving Institutions of Higher Education Act of 1989101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bentsen, Lloyd M. [D-TX] (Introduced 09/26/1989)|
|Committees:||Senate - Labor and Human Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/18/1989 Committee on Labor and Human Resources requested executive comment from Department of Education. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1669 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/26/1989)
Hispanic-Serving Institutions of Higher Education Act of 1989 - Directs the Secretary of Education to provide financial and related assistance to Hispanic-serving institutions of higher education for the following types of programs for Hispanic students: (1) student financial aid; (2) recruitment and retention; (3) academic tutoring and counseling; (4) special educational initiatives, such as pre-freshman orientation in study skills and instruction in core curricula, and academic support for those in traditionally underrepresented fields such as mathematics, science, and engineering; and (5) collaboration with local educational agencies for dropout prevention and reentry.
Defines Hispanic-serving institution of higher education as a public or private accredited institution with a four-year baccalaureate or a two-year associate degree program and with a student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic.
Directs the Secretary to grant program awards for up to five years, subject to annual review.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1990 through 1994.