In an effort to help seal commitments of high-achieving students considering the University of Colorado, regents this spring will make personal phone calls to applicants on behalf of the campuses.
The Board of Regents met Friday for the second and final day of a board retreat hosted at CU President Bruce Benson's mountain ranch, discussing the board's strategic plans. Among them, is the small recruitment outreach project, which comes on the heels of a 3.6 percent enrollment dip in in-state freshmen on Boulder's campus last fall.
The regents' efforts are in addition to a new merit-based scholarship program recognizing high-caliber Colorado students, and Boulder campus officials have invested $2 million into the fund.
The "CU-Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program" will be awarded to a select group of resident freshmen, with awards totaling $10,000 to $20,000 over four years and doled out based on their high-school grade point averages and test scores.