APPENDIX A

ANNUAL COST ESTIMATES *: YEARS 1 through 12

Year 1: Planning Phase

In the first year the National Scholars Coordinating Council would be appointed and staff support would be put in place. During this planning period, the Council would oversee development of the program guidelines that would be facilitated by two planning conferences. A small number of planning grants would be awarded to potential consortium applicants. We suggest that three applicants be selected to implement pilot program consortiums.

Estimated costs: $0.5 million

* Cost estimates are not adjusted for inflation.



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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN APPENDIX A ANNUAL COST ESTIMATES *: YEARS 1 through 12 Year 1: Planning Phase In the first year the National Scholars Coordinating Council would be appointed and staff support would be put in place. During this planning period, the Council would oversee development of the program guidelines that would be facilitated by two planning conferences. A small number of planning grants would be awarded to potential consortium applicants. We suggest that three applicants be selected to implement pilot program consortiums. Estimated costs: $0.5 million * Cost estimates are not adjusted for inflation.

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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN Years 2 and 3: Pilot Program Year 2: Three pilot consortiums would be established. Each new consortium would admit freshmen, sophomore, and junior students. In the following year, only freshmen would be new entrants, although "late bloomers" and community college transfers would be eligible for admission. The council would solicit and review applications and then select six additional sites to be funded. In addition, the design of a national data base would be completed with input from the consortium sites.   (million $) Undergraduate student support: 330 @ $8,150 $2.7 Summer bridge programs: 108 @ $2,000 .2 Consortium grants * : 3 @ $200,000 .6 Coordinating Council .5   $4.0 Year 3: Preliminary information gained from the early experiences of the pilot consortiums would be incorporated into program guidelines preparatory to the selection and establishment of additional consortiums. Activities of the council would be expanded to include facilitating movement among consortiums for entering graduate students and technical assistance. The first annual National Scholars conference will be held.   (million $) Undergraduate student support: 435 @ $8,150 $3.5 Summer bridge programs: 108 @ $2,000 .2 Consortium grants: 3 @ $200,000 .6 Coordinating Council 1.0   $5.3 * Consortium grants include direct costs only.

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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN Years 4 through 7: Phase-In Year 4: Three pilot consortiums would enroll freshmen through first-year doctoral students. Six new consortiums are established.   (million $) Undergraduate student support: 1,100 @ $8,150 $9.0 Summer bridge programs: 325 @ $2,000 .6 Graduate student support * : 52 @ $23,000 1.2 Consortium grants: 9 @ $200,000 1.8 Coordinating Council 1.0   $13.6 Year 5: Nine consortiums continue. Six new consortiums are established.   (million $) Undergraduate student support: 1,960 @ $8,150 $16.0 Summer bridge programs: 540 @ $2,000 1.1 Graduate student support: 52 @ $23,000 1.2 Consortium grants: 15 @ $200,000 3.0 Coordinating Council 1.5   $22.8 * Figures do not include an adjustment (increase) in the stipend for the dissertation year of support for graduate students. Both first and final year students are assumed to receive $23,000, which includes the stipend and cost of education allowances.

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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN Year 6: Fitteen consortiums continue. Six new consortiums are established. The council's full range of responsibilities would be in place, including monitoring of individual sites, electronic student/faculty network, and development of partnership activities at the national level.   (million $) Undergraduate student support: 2,830 @ $8,150 $23.1 Summer bridge programs: 750 @ $2,000 1.5 Graduate student support: 155 @ $23,000 3.6 Consortium grants: 21 @ $200,000 4.2 Coordinating Council 1.5   $33.9 Year 7: Twenty-one consortiums continue.   (million $) Undergraduate student support: 3,048 @ $8,150 $24.8 Summer bridge programs: 750 @ $2,000 1.5 Graduate student support: 260 @ $23,000 6.0 Consortium grants: 21 @ $200,000 4.2 Coordinating Council 1.5   $38.0 Years 8 through 12: Steady State Program Year 8: The consortia continue.   (million $) Other costs constant $32.0 Graduate student support: 415 @ $23,000 9.5   $41.5

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THE NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM: EXCELLENCE WITH DIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE: PROGRAM DESIGN Year 9: The consortia continue.   (million $) Other costs constant $32.0 Graduate student support*: 415 @ $23,000 9.5   $41.5 Year 10: The consortia continue.   (million $) Other costs constant $32.0 Graduate student support: 515 @ $23,000 11.8   $43.8 Year 11: The consortia continue.   (million $) Other costs constant $32.0 Graduate student support: 620 @ $23,000 14.3   $46.3 Year 12: The consortia continue and reach steady state with a full complement of undergraduate and graduate students in 21 consortiums.   (million $) Other costs constant $32.0 Graduate student support: 724 @ $23,000 16.7   $48.7 * Costs for Years 8 and 9 are equal because they include support for dissertation-year scholars for only the three pilot consortiums. In Year 10, the students in other consortiums reach their fifth— or dissertation year—of doctoral study and may receive dissertation National Scholars awards.

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