To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an honorary Excellence in Veterans Education Award.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Recognizing Excellence in Veterans Education Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. EXCELLENCE IN VETERANS EDUCATION AWARD.
(a) In General.--Chapter 36 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ``Sec. 3698. Excellence in Veterans Education Award ``(a) Excellence in Veterans Education Award.--(1) The Secretary shall establish an honorary award, to be known as the `Excellence in Veterans Education Award', to recognize institutions of higher learning (as defined in section 3452(f) of this title) that provide superior services to veterans. ``(2) An Excellence in Veterans Education Award awarded under paragraph (1) to an institution of higher learning shall be valid for a period of three years, except that the Secretary may withdraw such award at any time under criteria the Secretary considers appropriate. ``(b) Display of Honorary Award.--During each period in which an institution of higher learning is awarded an Excellence in Veterans Education Award under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall indicate that such institution has received such award on the list of institutions approved for veteran education benefits that is maintained on the Internet website of the Department. ``(c) Criteria.--The Secretary may only award the Excellence in Veterans Education...