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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Kalamazoo Promise boosts college completion

June 25, 2015 · Research Highlight

How to make a college promise: lessons from Kalamazoo

January 13, 2015 · Research Highlight

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship

April 1, 2014 · Research

Estimation of the Cost of a Newark Promise

January 1, 2012 · Research