Money for Merit

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The following 12 states have set up broad, merit-based financial-aid programs, according to a recent study by researchers at Harvard University.

STATE (year the program took effect)
Alaska          (1999) Mississippi (1996)
Florida (1997) Missouri (1997)
Georgia (1993) Nevada (2000)
Kentucky (1999) New Mexico (1997)
Louisiana (1998) South Carolina (1998)
Michigan (2000) West Virginia (2002)

SOURCE: Harvard University, Civil Rights Project, "Who Should We Help? The Negative Social Consequences of Merit Scholarships," August 2002

Vol. 22, Issue 2, Page 21

Published in Print: September 11, 2002, as Money for Merit
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