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Promise Scholarship Programs And Local Prosperity, Michelle Miller-Adams, Edward Smith Oct 2018

Promise Scholarship Programs And Local Prosperity, Michelle Miller-Adams, Edward Smith

Michelle Miller-Adams

We argue that place-based college scholarships, if designed intentionally and leveraged effectively, can foster local economic development. Since the introduction of the Kalamazoo Promise in 2005, a growing number of communities have applied the place-based approach to investments in human capital through the creation of college scholarship programs. Reviewing the existing literature on educational and economic outcomes associated with Promise programs reveals that they can expand students’ postsecondary aspirations, improve a school district’s college-going culture, and increase college enrollment and degree attainment while promoting in-migration of residents and positive growth in housing prices. Therefore, these programs can serve a broader …


The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams Nov 2017

The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

In the first comprehensive account of the Kalamazoo Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams addresses both the potential and challenges inherent in place-based universal scholarship programs and explains why this unprecedented experiment in education-based economic renewal is being emulated by scores of cities and towns around the nation.


Learning From A Decade Of College Promise Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brad J. Hershbein Nov 2017

Learning From A Decade Of College Promise Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brad J. Hershbein

Michelle Miller-Adams

The Upjohn Institute hosted a webinar Oct. 26, 2017 to hear from leaders in the place-based, or "promise" college scholarship movement. Funders of promise programs and local and state officials, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, spoke on how such programs have benefited their communities and addressed future challenges.


Learning From A Decade Of College Promise Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brad J. Hershbein Nov 2017

Learning From A Decade Of College Promise Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brad J. Hershbein

Brad J. Hershbein

The Upjohn Institute hosted a webinar Oct. 26, 2017 to hear from leaders in the place-based, or "promise" college scholarship movement. Funders of promise programs and local and state officials, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, spoke on how such programs have benefited their communities and addressed future challenges.


Promise Nation: Transforming Communities Through Place-Based Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams Oct 2015

Promise Nation: Transforming Communities Through Place-Based Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Miller-Adams describes how the various "Promise-type" place-based scholarship programs impact college access, financial aid, and community transformation.


Cost Estimate For A Saranac Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Cost Estimate For A Saranac Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Saranac Community Schools is considering the adoption of a place-based scholarship, or “Promise” program, to be known as the Saranac Promise. Upjohn Institute staff will work with Saranac stakeholders to refine the proposed design of the program and estimate its cost over a 10-year time frame.


Estimation Of The Cost Of A Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Estimation Of The Cost Of A Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

This report offers an estimate of the cost of a place-based scholarship program, with a similar program structure as the Kalamazoo Promise, for the City of Newark, New Jersey. It is assumed that the projected Newark Promise scholarship program would begin in the fall of 2013, and the full cost of the scholarship would not occur until 2016 when four years of students are enrolled with Promise scholarships. Once "fully loaded," annual cost estimates for a Newark Promise range from approximately $8 million to $11.5 million per year, although costs would be substantially lower in the initial years of the …


A Simple Gift? The Impact Of The Kalamazoo Promise On Economic Revitalization, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

A Simple Gift? The Impact Of The Kalamazoo Promise On Economic Revitalization, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

No abstract provided.


Feasibility Study For A Charlevoix Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Feasibility Study For A Charlevoix Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Upjohn Institute staff will work with Charlevoix, Michigan stakeholders to assess the community’s critical needs and its capacity to enact a place-based scholarship program. Based on those assessments, staff members will recommend a suggested program design for a Promise program or an alternative set of strategies for accomplishing community goals.


The Kalamazoo Promise As A Model For An American Promise, Timothy J. Bartik, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

The Kalamazoo Promise As A Model For An American Promise, Timothy J. Bartik, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

No abstract provided.


Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study, Michelle Miller-Adams, George A. Erickcek, Bridget F. Timmeney Mar 2015

Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study, Michelle Miller-Adams, George A. Erickcek, Bridget F. Timmeney

Michelle Miller-Adams

No abstract provided.


Feasibility Study And Cost Estimate Of A Hamilton Promise Program, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Feasibility Study And Cost Estimate Of A Hamilton Promise Program, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Multiple steps are necessary for a well-designed Promise-type scholarship program. Through multiple community visits, Upjohn Institute staff members will assess the need and capacity of the Hamilton, Canada community for such a scholarship. Based on those assessments, staff members will present a program design that takes into consideration such parameters as its universality, funding structure, geographic eligibility, academic supports, and management/administration of the program. We will estimate a cost and make funding strategy suggestions.


Can Universal, Place-Based Scholarships Reduce Inequality? Lessons From Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Can Universal, Place-Based Scholarships Reduce Inequality? Lessons From Kalamazoo, Michigan, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

The Kalamazoo Promise, announced in 2005, is an innovative college-scholarship program available to every graduate of the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Public Schools. Programs such as the Kalamazoo Promise, which is being emulated in cities across the United States, open new avenues for the acquisition of human capital regardless of income level or academic achievement, while facilitating the creation of new economic and social assets for the community. Following a brief explanation of the program itself, this paper examines the Kalamazoo Promise as a human capital-investment strategy and its potential as a mechanism for reducing inequality. I find that the Kalamazoo Promise …


Feasibility Study Of A College Scholarship Program For Toledo, Ohio, George Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Feasibility Study Of A College Scholarship Program For Toledo, Ohio, George Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

Upjohn Institute staff addressed the feasibility of a Promise-type college scholarship program for Toledo, Ohio. The process began with a series of meetings and focus groups with stakeholders, continued with the development of alternative program structures and estimations of cost and potential impact, and concluded with the delivery of a report.


Assessing The Value Of Promise Scholarship Programs, Michelle Miller-Adams, Randall Eberts Mar 2015

Assessing The Value Of Promise Scholarship Programs, Michelle Miller-Adams, Randall Eberts

Michelle Miller-Adams

The purpose of this project was to support the research and writing of a book assessing the value of place-based (“Promise”) scholarship programs. Since the first such program was announced in Kalamazoo in 2005, this model has been replicated to one degree or another in many different settings. Yet there have been only limited efforts to evaluate the impact of existing Promise programs and virtually no comparative work examining different approaches to designing and implementing place-based scholarships. The project addressed this gap through a study of place-based scholarship programs designed to inform practitioners, policymakers, grant-makers, and the general public. The …


Investing In The Success Of The Kalamazoo Promise, Randall Eberts, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Investing In The Success Of The Kalamazoo Promise, Randall Eberts, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

In order to strengthen the outcomes of the Kalamazoo Promise (Michigan) scholarship program, researchers developed a new management information and reporting system and a research agenda-based program. This project provided the evaluation and research infrastructure for the ongoing evaluation of the Kalamazoo Promise.


A Not-So-Simple Gift, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

A Not-So-Simple Gift, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

No abstract provided.


Cost Estimate For A Rockford Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams Mar 2015

Cost Estimate For A Rockford Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

The Rockford (IL) Public Schools are considering the adoption of a place-based scholarship, or “Promise” program. The parameters of the program, such as student eligibility, eligible post-secondary institutions, and time frame, are currently under discussion by stakeholders in Rockford. In this project, Upjohn Institute staff members provided a middle-dollar cost estimate for a variety of scenarios over a 10-year projection period. (A middle-dollar program requires students to complete their FAFSA, and then fills the gap between federal/state financial aid and college attendance costs.)The Rockford (IL) Public Schools are considering the adoption of a place-based scholarship, or “Promise” program. The parameters …


Cost Estimate For A Two-Year Beloit Promise, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

Cost Estimate For A Two-Year Beloit Promise, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

This report provides a cost-estimate of a two-year universal, place-based scholarship program for the School District of Beloit. The scholarship could be used at any technical two-year public college in Wisconsin. The cost estimates of a first-dollar and middle-dollar scholarship program, which would require students to complete their FAFSA, are provided to the year 2023. This report is based on modifying an impact model constructed by the Upjohn Institute for the School District of Beloit to estimate the potential fiscal impact of a four-year scholarship program.


Estimation Of The Cost Of A Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams Feb 2015

Estimation Of The Cost Of A Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams

George A. Erickcek

This report offers an estimate of the cost of a place-based scholarship program, with a similar program structure as the Kalamazoo Promise, for the City of Newark, New Jersey. It is assumed that the projected Newark Promise scholarship program would begin in the fall of 2013, and the full cost of the scholarship would not occur until 2016 when four years of students are enrolled with Promise scholarships. Once "fully loaded," annual cost estimates for a Newark Promise range from approximately $8 million to $11.5 million per year, although costs would be substantially lower in the initial years of the …


Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study, Michelle Miller-Adams, George A. Erickcek, Bridget F. Timmeney Feb 2015

Toledo Promise Scholarship Concept Study, Michelle Miller-Adams, George A. Erickcek, Bridget F. Timmeney

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck Feb 2015

The Impacts Of Macomb Community College On The Economy Of Macomb County, George A. Erickcek, Kevin Hollenbeck

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Cost Estimate Of A Promise Scholarship Program For The City Of Jacksonville, Illinois, George Erickcek Feb 2015

Cost Estimate Of A Promise Scholarship Program For The City Of Jacksonville, Illinois, George Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Ten-Year Cost Estimation Of A Proposed Lansing Promise Scholarship, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

Ten-Year Cost Estimation Of A Proposed Lansing Promise Scholarship, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Estimation Of The Proposed Mckinney Scholarship Programs, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

Estimation Of The Proposed Mckinney Scholarship Programs, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Albion College Study: Exploring Economic Development Opportunities, George A. Erickcek, Ben Copeland Feb 2015

Albion College Study: Exploring Economic Development Opportunities, George A. Erickcek, Ben Copeland

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


The La Crosse Promise: Economic Impact Study, George Erickcek Feb 2015

The La Crosse Promise: Economic Impact Study, George Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

The Upjohn Institute conducted an economic impact study of a universal, place-based scholarship program for La Crosse, Wisconsin. This study examines the possibility of developing a program similar to the Kalamazoo Promise for the La Crosse area. The La Crosse area is facing a population decline, growing concentrations of low-income students, an aging infrastructure in the region’s largest school district, and regional sprawl that is consuming farmland and natural assets while creating new challenges of congestion and service delivery. As a response to these issues, this study explores the potential impact of a universal, place-based scholarship program.


Review Of The Davenport Promise Concept, George A. Erickcek, Sarah M. Klerk, Brad R. Watts Feb 2015

Review Of The Davenport Promise Concept, George A. Erickcek, Sarah M. Klerk, Brad R. Watts

George A. Erickcek

The Davenport Promise would provide college scholarships for students living in the City of Davenport. The scholarship can be used to attend any accredited vocational training institute, college, or university of the student's choice. This report provides estimates of the potential fiscal impact of the Davenport Promise on the City of Davenport and the Davenport Public Schools under several alternative scenarios.


Getting Started: How Much Is This Thing Going To Cost?, George A. Erickcek Feb 2015

Getting Started: How Much Is This Thing Going To Cost?, George A. Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.


Economic Impact Of Northwestern Michigan College: Final Report, George Erickcek Feb 2015

Economic Impact Of Northwestern Michigan College: Final Report, George Erickcek

George A. Erickcek

No abstract provided.