ERIC Number: ED194153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Scholar's Grant Recipients, Fall Term 1979-80. Research Report 80-06.
Morris, Cathy; Losak, John
A survey of the 494 entering students who received merit scholarships in Fall 1979 under Miami-Dade Community College's (M-DCC) Emphasis on Excellence Program was conducted to determine: (1) the students' sources of information concerning M-DCC and the scholarship program; (2) the financial status of the recipients; (3) the honors activities they engaged in during high school; (4) the students' educational goals; and (5) the problems they encountered during registration. Major findings, based on an 83% response rate, indicated that of the recipients (who all graduated within the top 10% of their high school class), 61% learned about the scholarship program through college mailings and 49% had family members who attended M-DCC. While 59% had planned to attend M-DCC prior to learning of the scholarship program, 140 recipients probably would not have enrolled at M-DCC without the scholarship incentive. Financial data indicated that approximately 25% of the students received additional need-based financial aid, and that 75% planned to work while attending school. The majority (66%) earned honors credits while in high school, and all planned to earn either a Bachelor's or Master's degree. The problems most often encountered by the students during registration were filled classes (22%) and general difficulties (36%). The survey report analyzes findings on a series of tables; the questionnaire is appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.