A number of media outlets have written articles highlighting a recent report by Georgia State University and Oklahoma State University researchers that finds state merit-based scholarships reduce the likelihood that a student will earn a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The research team includes David Sjoquist, an economics professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and an affiliated faculty member of the Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF). Georgia’s state merit-based programs includes the HOPE scholarship.
Student receiving state merit-based scholarships less likely to earn STEM degrees, research shows (GSU News)
Should Georgia lower GPA required to keep HOPE for GaTech students? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Get Schooled column)