ERIC Number: ED309701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
General Scholarship Program Report. Fiscal Year 1988. Massachusetts Public Higher Education.
Biron, Ronald; And Others
Findings from the General Scholarship Program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for fiscal year 1988 are presented. The data suggest that the financial aid program is promoting its goals for Massachusetts students to provide greater access for the neediest of students by ensuring that those with the most financial need receive the largest scholarship award. Some of the specific findings are as follows: during the 1988 fiscal year, more than 105,000 students applied for state scholarships, and nearly 43,000 received General Scholarship awards totaling over $57 million; about half of the scholarship recipients attended Massachusetts public colleges and universities while about one third attended Massachusetts independent colleges and universities; about 18% of the applicants for state scholarships reported incomes of less than $5,000 and 60% of those applicants received awards; men received slightly higher average awards than women, and Asians received the highest average award among the race categories; and of the students receiving awards and reporting incomes less than $5,000, a greater proportion were women (66.2%), Black (11.8%) Hispanic (9.9%), Asian (8.9%), Native American (0.6%), and older than 29 years of age (28.6%) than were observed in the distribution of total enrollments. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Educational Finance, Equal Education, Females, Financial Support, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Public Colleges, Scholarship, State Aid, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts