ERIC Number: ED051784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-13
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A Follow-Up Study of the Success of Students in the Georgia Talent Search Project FAIT. Final Report.
Stock, Gary C.
The Georgia Talent Search Project FAIT (Find and Inform Talent) was established in 1966 to identify academically able but financially needy students in Georgia secondary schools. Students identified by guidance counselors were informed by FAIT personnel of the availability of funds for higher education. A source book containing pertinent information on each student was sent to all post-secondary schools in Georgia and contiguous states to encourage institutions to recruit disadvantaged students. This study examines the 2,777 graduated FAIT students. A questionnaire sent to a representative sample of the 57.5% reportedly enrolled in some type of post-secondary institution elicited responses from 41.4%. Among the results, it was found that sex and race were related to continuation of a student's education; white FAIT students and male FAIT students were more likely to attend. White FAIT students tended to enroll in public 4-year schools while black FAIT students enrolled generally in private 4-year colleges. Financial aid was received by 50%; 57% of the blacks and 31% of the whites reported difficulty in securing aid. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.