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.

Promise Programs Are Getting the Job Done 

January 17, 2023 · Research Highlight

“Next Gen” Promise Programs 

December 15, 2022 · Research Highlight

All Research

Promise Nation: Transforming Communities through Place-Based Scholarships

November 11, 2015 · Research Highlight
Miller-Adams describes how the various "Promise-type" place-based scholarship programs impact college access, financial aid, and community transformation.

Mapping the Promise Nation and its impact

November 3, 2015 · Research Highlight

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