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Jonathan Smith: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1993-5327

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Download Policy Brief: Assessing the Impact of Achieve Atlanta’s Scholarship Program on College Enrollment and Persistence https://doi.org/10.57709/TXMB-2N36 (921 KB)

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We investigate whether and how Achieve Atlanta’s college scholarship and associated services impact college enrollment, persistence, and graduation among Atlanta Public School graduates experiencing low household income. Qualifying for the scholarship of up to $5,000/year does not meaningfully change college enrollment among those near the high school GPA eligibility thresholds. However, scholarship receipt does have large and statistically significant effects on early college persistence (i.e., 14%) that continue through BA degree completion within four years (22%). We discuss how the criteria of place-based programs that support economically disadvantaged students may influence results for different types of students.

Publication Date

11-2022

DOI

https://doi.org/10.57709/9ES6-4670

Publisher

Georgia Policy Labs

Disciplines

Education Policy | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Policy

Assessing Atlanta's Place-Based College Scholarship

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