p2pnet view Off Topic:- Low-income parents whose kids got scholarships based on performance “attempted and earned more credits, were more likely to be enrolled full time, and had less debt”, researchers who examined a program at three Ohio community colleges found, says the Chronicle of Higher Education.
It quotes Rewarding Progress, Reducing Debt: Early Results From Ohio’s Performance-Based Scholarship Demonstration for Low-Income Parents” from MDRC, a “nonprofit research organization based in New York”.
The story headline is: Want Students to Perform Well? Perhaps Give Them Money for Doing Just That.
Or could it be students from poorer families try as hard, or harder, than their more privileged counterparts when they’re given the means?
The program “offered the low-income parents up to $1,800 for one academic year if they earned at least a ‘C’ in 12 or more credits, or $900 for making that grade in six to 11 credits”, says the story going on:
“The program is part of MDRC’s Performance-Based Scholarship Demonstration, which is trying to determine whether this kind of financial aid improves persistence among low-income students. In addition to its work in Ohio, the group is evaluating variations on performance-based scholarships in three other states: New Mexico, New York, and California.
Ohio’s State Legislature was “intrigued by a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents created by Louisiana earlier this decade”. The program was funded from “a surplus in Louisiana’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, commonly known as welfare, and an MDRC study showed it led to positive outcomes”, says the Chronicle, adding:
“When Ohio had a surplus in its welfare funds, it developed a similar scholarship program, designed to be one time for the 2006-7 academic year.”
Chronicle of Higher Education – Want Students to Perform Well? Perhaps Give Them Money for Doing Just That, November 5, 2010
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