A commission has been appointed to study ways to encourage young Vermonters to stay in state for their college educations.
The Next Generation Commission is made up of nine people who are being asked to recommend how best to invest $5 million in higher education assistance.
The commission was part of a compromise Governor Jim Douglas reached with legislative leaders this spring.
Douglas wanted a 15-year, $175 million scholarship program.
Lawmakers said the state couldn’t afford that and authorized $5 million to be shared by the University of Vermont, Vermont State Colleges and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.
How to spend another $5 million will be determined by the commission.