Published Online: February 3, 2009
Published in Print: February 4, 2009, as Florida Scholarships

Report Roundup

Florida Scholarships

“The Impact of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program on College Preparation and Access for Low-Income and Minority Students”

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, funded by the state lottery and implemented in 1997, has not achieved some of its intended goals, according to a studyRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader by ENLACE Florida, a Tampa-based school improvement network.

The scholarship program was expected to improve academic achievement and prepare more students for college. In fact, high school graduation rates fell in the state after 2000, though they remained stable nationwide. Also, SAT math scores declined in Florida after 2000.

A positive outcome of the program, the report adds, has been that its implementation is correlated with improvement in the rates of minority high school graduates who persist longer in their college studies.

Vol. 28, Issue 20, Page 5

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login |  Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Commented