ERIC Number: ED312925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
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Corporate Support for Scholarships: A Tale of Two Cities.
Cronin, Joseph M.
The issue of corporate and foundation support for scholarships to help low-income students from the inner city plan for and pay for college is discussed, with advantages and shortcomings of various financial assistance models noted. A focus is on how business leaders in Cleveland, Ohio, and Boston, Massachusetts during the 1980s raised millions of dollars to support inner-city student scholarships. Topics of discussion are as follows: Cleveland pioneers (Cleveland Scholarship Programs and the Scholarship-in-Escrow Plan); Boston initiatives (e.g., the Action Center for Educational Services and Scholarships or ACCESS and the Boston Compact which offers summer and full-time jobs in 400 local companies); new Cleveland Initiative for Education (based on the Boston Compact); early awareness for philanthropy; other cities and other states; other corporate, community, and philanthropic models; trade for aid; college searches by computer; beyond Eugene Lang's model; and program evaluation. Other policy and research questions include: How much can be done to increase college participation if the basic preparation for college is weak? and, can the safety of students in urban schools be assured? Contains 12 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston); Ohio (Cleveland)