Promise Programs

The Upjohn Institute plays a leading role in research and evaluation of place-based scholarship programs locally and nationally.

This page brings together resources related to the growing population of place-based scholarship—or "promise"—programs, including the Kalamazoo Promise.

Research is also available organized alphabetically by author and by type of outcome.


Tuition-free scholarships may blunt effects of recession, but not everyone benefits equally

April 30, 2021 · Research Highlight
Pandemic recession brought drops in enrollment. Photo: Allison Shelley/EDUimages

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Estimation of the Cost of a Newark Promise

January 1, 2012 · Research

A Not-So-Simple Gift

January 1, 2009 · Research