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Student Performance Based Scholarships Have Modest Impact On College Progress

August 27th, 2013

RESULTS OF PERFORMANCE-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS ‘MODEST, BUT POSITIVE’
Low-income students who receive performance-based scholarships show modest gains in academic achievement, but their retention rates from semester to semester appear unchanged, according to a study released on Tuesday by MDRC, a nonprofit research group. The study—“Performance-Based Scholarships: What Have We Learned?”—compiles results from the Performance-Based Scholarship Demonstration, a project the group began in 2008 that has extended to 12,000 students in Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, and Ohio. The project, designed to increase financial support for low-income students and give them monetary incentives to progress, is supported primarily by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Source:Carnegie Foundation