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  • Goldhaber, Dan (American Institutes for Research & University of Washington)
  • Long, Mark (University of Washington)
  • Person, Ann (Mathematica Policy Research)
  • Rooklyn, Jordan (University of Washington)
  • Gratz, Trevor (University of Washington)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • IES
    • Award Number: R305A140697
Free Keywords
college financial aid; low-income youth; scholarship programs; program take-up
  • Abstract

    This project examines the roll-out of Washington State's College Bound Scholarship (CBS). The CBS is an early commitment (between grades 7-8, and 9 for the first cohort) promise program that offers middle schoolers a promise of financial aid for college in exchange for signing a pledge to be a good student and citizen. The CBS is designed to signal to students early on that college is a financially attainable goal, and in so doing change their expectations and educational trajectories.

    Specifically, the project investigates the factors that influence middle schoolers' decisions about signing the CBS. We employ a mixed methods evaluation framework and incorporate information from interviews with program administers, as well as regression models of the propensity of students to sign the pledge or enroll in college.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2005-09-01 / 2010-06-30
    Time Period: Thu Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2005--Wed Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010
  • Cites
    DOI: 10.1177/2332858419857703 (Text)
  • Goldhaber, Dan, Mark C. Long, Ann E. Person, Jordan Rooklyn, and Trevor Gratz. “Sign Me Up: The Factors Predicting Students’ Enrollment in an Early-Commitment Scholarship Program.” AERA Open 5, no. 2 (April 2019): 233285841985770.
    • ID: 10.1177/2332858419857703 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-31 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-31

Goldhaber, Dan; Long, Mark; Person, Ann; Rooklyn, Jordan; Gratz, Trevor (2019): Sign Me Up. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.