Years 2 and 3: Pilot Program
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.
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.
* Consortium grants include direct costs only.