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ERIC Number: ED539721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 80
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Private Scholarships Count: Access to Higher Education and the Critical Role of the Private Sector
McSwain, Courtney; Cunningham, Alisa; Keselman, Yuliya; Merisotis, Jamie
Institute for Higher Education Policy
The first comprehensive study of private scholarship aid, this report provides an understanding of this type of aid, and examines its importance to students and to private aid providers. Key findings from the study indicate that over 3 billion dollars in private scholarship aid was awarded in 2003-04, that approximately one hundred million dollars in private aid goes unclaimed each year, and that while the typical student receiving private aid is a traditional undergraduate, enrolled full-time at a four-year institution, some private aid recipients do not fit the typical characteristics. Appended are: (1) Response Rates for Institute Survey; and (2) Private Scholarship Aid Survey. (Contains 11 tables, 5 figures and 37 footnotes.) [This paper was produced in collaboration with Scholarship America and National Scholarship Providers Association.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy