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Rewarding Persistence: Effects of a Performance-Based Scholarship Program for Low-Income Parents

Date Published
2009

Full Author Citation
Richburg-Hayes, L., Brock, T., LeBlanc, A., Paxson, C., Rouse, C. E., & Barrow, L.

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109 Richburg Hayes 2009.pdf (.pdf 1.19 MB)

Source
MDRC

Description

MDRC’s Opening Doors tested the impact of four academic interventions, operating individually and in combination. This report evaluates the performance-based scholarships implemented in two Louisiana community colleges. These scholarships—up to $1,000 in addition to other available aid disbursed in three payments throughout the semester—were offered to low-income parents on the condition that they maintain an average of “C” or better. The follow-up period was cut short due to the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the area, limiting the available findings, but initial results showed increased rates of registration, persistence, and credit earned for program participants.


Phase
Completion Entry Progress

Topic
Financial Aid Planning & Assistance Student Persistence & Continuous Attendance

Resource Type
Research

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