ERIC Number: ED252127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
The Use of No-Need Academic Scholarships: An Update.
Porter, Betsy A.; McColloch, Suzanne K.
Policies, practices, and methods of distribution of no-need/merit awards for undergraduate students at four-year colleges and universities were studied and compared to 1982 survey results. Questionnaires were returned by 367 schools. The average dollar value of non-need undergraduate scholarships was $1,000 or less for more than half of the responding schools. While 20 schools reported their academic scholarships average $5,000 or more, 56 respondents stated that the average value was $500 or less. The average dollar value of non-need academic scholarships appeared to increase slightly since 1982. Over 90 percent of the institutions indicated that scholarships are renewed annually. Information is also provided on: the average annual value of no-need academic scholarship, the change in dollar value of renewed no-need academic scholarship, the total number of no-need academic scholarships awarded to incoming full-time undergraduates in fall 1983, the length of time the no-need award program had been in existence, the percentage of no-need academic scholarship recipients receiving need-based aid, and the geographic distribution by region of institutions awarding the scholarships. A list of the participating schools and the questionnaire are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Eligibility, Financial Policy, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Students
University of Pittsburgh, Office of Admissions and Student Aid, Bruce Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Association of College Admissions Counselors, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Office of Admissions and Student Aid.
Identifiers: Merit Scholarships