ERIC Number: ED499201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Girls Scholarship Programs: Guiding Principles
American Institutes for Research
Guiding Principles to Manage Scholarship Programs represents an overall approach to implementing scholarship programs so as to maximize the learning opportunities to students and families who receive scholarships. Thirteen guiding principles for girls' scholarship programs are described herein. They are: (1) Research is used to identify cultural norms and practices to inform the design of the scholarship program; (2) Stakeholders within a community are clearly identified and involved; (3) Beneficiaries are clearly identified using transparent, objective criteria; (4) Community support for beneficiaries' education is generated; (5) Behavior change communication strategies are incorporated; (6) Scholarships cover the full cost of schooling; (7) Scholarship funds are distributed in an established and timely manner; (8) Supportive learning environments are created in and out of school; (9) A mentoring scheme is an established component of the scholarship program; (10) Local capacity to continue scholarship program beyond the life of donor support is strengthened; (11) Criteria are established for retention and continuation of scholarships through completion of a target school level; (12) Monitoring and evaluation is an integral component of any scholarship program; and (13) Successful scholarship recipients are recruited in "give back" community outreach programs. Also included is a bibliography.
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Females, Outreach Programs, Community Support, Behavior Change, Scholarships, Educational Principles, Program Evaluation, Mentors, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.