Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs

VI. Equal Opportunity in the Vocational Education Instructional Setting

(B) Student Financial Assistance. Recipients may not award financial assistance in the form of loans, grants, scholarships, special funds, subsidies, compensation for work, or prizes to vocational education students on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap, except to overcome the effects of past discrimination. Recipients may administer sex restricted financial assistance where the assistance and restriction are established by will, trust, bequest, or any similar legal instrument, if the overall effect of all financial assistance awarded does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Materials and information used to notify students of opportunities for financial assistance may not contain language or examples that would lead applicants to believe the assistance is provided on a discriminatory basis. If a recipient’s service area contains a community of national origin minority persons with limited English language skills, such information must be disseminated to that community in its language.

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