Rewarding Persistence: Effects of a Performance-Based Scholarship Program for Low-Income Parents
167 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2009
Date Written: January 1, 2009
This report describes the impacts of a performance-based scholarship program with a counseling component on academic success and persistence among low-income parents. Students who participated in the program, which was operated at two New Orleans-area colleges as part of MDRC's multi site Opening Doors demonstration, were more likely to stay in school, get higher grades, and earn more credits.
Keywords: financial aid, community college, single mothers
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