Statewide Merit Scholarship Programs

  • State Merit-Based Financial Aid Programs and College Attainment
    David L. Sjoquist and John V. Winters
    IZA DP No. 6801. August 2012.
  • DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (Washington, DC)
    • Katharine Abraham and Melissa A. Clark, "Financial Aid and Students’ College Decisions: Evidence from the District of Columbia’s Tuition Assistance Grant Program," National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper no. 10112, November 2003.
    • Thomas J. Kane, "Evaluating the Impact of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program," National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper no. 10658, July 2004.
    • Office of the State Superintendent of Education, District of Columbia, "10 Year Accomplishments Report: 1999-2009."
    • Office of the State Superintendent of Education, District of Columbia, "DCTAG: A Ten Year Retrospective," October 2009.
  • Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship and Grant Program
    • Christopher M. Cornwell & David B. Mustard, and Deepa Sridhar, "The Enrollment Effects of Merit-Based Financial Aid: Evidence from Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship," Journal of Labor Economics 24(4), 2006.
    • Christopher M. Cornwell, David B. Mustard & Kyung Hee Lee, "Student Responses to Merit Scholarship Retention Rates," Journal of Human Resources 40(4): 895-917, 2005.
    • Thomas S. Dee & Linda A. Jackson, "Who Loses HOPE? Attrition from Georgia’s College Scholarship Program," Southern Economic Journal 66(2): 379-90, 1999.
    • Susan Dynarski, "The Consequences of Merit Aid," National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper no. 9400, December 2002.
    • Susan Dynarski, "Building the Stock of College-Educated Labor," National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper no. 11604, September 2005.
    • Susan Dynarski, "Hope for Whom? Financial Aid for the Middle Class and Its Impact on College Attendance," National Tax Journal 53(3): 629- 661, 2000.
    • Susan Dynarski, "The New Merit Aid," Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Working Paper Series, 2004.
    • Gary T. Henry & Ross Rubenstein, "Paying for Grades: Impact of Merit-Based Financial Aid on Educational Quality," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 21(1): 93-109, 2002.
    • Larry D. Singell, Jr., Glen R. Waddell & Bradley R. Curs, "HOPE for the Pell? Institutional Effects in the Intersection of Merit-Based and Need-Based Aid," Southern Economic Journal 73(1): 79-99, 2006.
  • John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program (Massachusetts)
    • Donald E. Heller, "MCAS Scores and the Adams Scholarships: A Policy Failure." The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University and the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University, March 2006.
    • Joshua Goodman, "Who Merits Financial Aid? Massachusetts’ Adams Scholarship," Journal of Public Economics 92(10): 2121-31, 2008.
  • Oklahoma’s Promise (OHLAP)
  • Twenty First Century Scholars Program (Indiana)
    • Donna L. Enersen, et al., "Twenty First Century Scholars, Their Parents and Guardians, and the Sites that Serve Them," Purdue University, April 2008.
    • Edward St. John, et al., "A Step Toward College Success: Assessing Attainment among Indiana’s Twenty-first Century Scholars," prepared for the Lumina Foundation for Education, August 2005.
    • Edward St. John, et al., "Educational Opportunity in Indiana: Studies of the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program Using State Student Unit Record Data Systems," prepared for the Lumina Foundation for Education, July 2008.
    • Edward St. John, et al., "Meeting the Access Challenge: An Examination of Indiana’s Twenty-First Century Scholars Program," Research in Higher Education 45(8): 829-871, 2004.
    • Edward St. John, Glenda D. Musoba, & Ada B. Simmons, "Keeping the Promise: The Impact of Indiana’s Twenty-First Century Scholars Program," Review of Higher Education 27(1): 103-2, 2003.
    • Lumina Foundation, "Indiana’s Twenty-first Century Scholars program: A Statewide Story with National Implications," October 2008.
    • Joshua S. Smith, et al., "Twenty-first Century Scholars Qualitative Study: Higher Education Report,"The Center for Urban and Multicultural Education, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2008.
    • Tamara L. Wandel, "Indiana’s Twenty-First Century Scholars Program," Planning for Higher Education 32(2): 30-36, (December 2003-February 2004).