U.C. panel assails National Merit Scholarship Program

03/22/2005 | NYTimes.com

Describing the National Merit Scholarship Program's selection of winners as "unfair" and its practice of awarding scholarships without regard to need as "contrary to U.C standards and philosophy," a faculty committee is urging University of California campuses reconsider their participation in the program. Officials from the College Board contend the Preliminary SAT, used as the basis for the scholarships, is a valid indicator of merit.

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