Senate Bill 1257
117th Congress(2021-2022)
AI Scholarship-for-Service Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Apr 20, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 20, 2021
Latest Action
Apr 20, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1257
Congress
117
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
Michigan
South Dakota
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

AI Scholarship-for-Service Act

This bill establishes a federal artificial intelligence (AI) scholarship-for-service program to recruit and train AI professionals to lead and support AI in federal, state, local, and tribal governments.

Specifically, the National Science Foundation must establish criteria to designate qualified institutions of higher education (IHEs) as eligible to participate in the program. Such criteria must include (1) measures of an IHE's demonstrated excellence in the education of students in AI; and (2) measures of an IHE's ability to attract and retain a diverse and nontraditional student population in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Further, the program must (1) provide scholarships through qualified IHEs to students who are enrolled in programs of study related to AI, (2) provide scholarship recipients with internship opportunities, (3) prioritize the employment placement of scholarship recipients in executive agencies, (4) identify opportunities to promote multidisciplinary programs of study that integrate basic or advanced AI training with other fields of study, and (5) support education research programs to train AI researchers and practitioners.

Additionally, the post-award employment obligations of a scholarship recipient must include three years of work for an executive agency; Congress; an interstate agency; a state, local, or tribal government; or a government-affiliated nonprofit that is considered to be critical infrastructure. A scholarship recipient who completes less than the required three years of service must repay the scholarship, or the scholarship must be treated as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that is subject to repayment.

Text (1)
April 20, 2021
Actions (2)
04/20/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
04/20/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 21, 2021 4:27:15 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:20:27 PM