GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

7-2008

Publication Source

Journal of Student Financial Aid

Volume

37

Issue

2

Start Page

4

Last Page

16

Abstract

This study uses data from 15 descriptive case studies to explore high school students’ perceptions of scholarships and the forces that contribute to these perceptions. The findings describe six themes that emerged from the data analyses: (a) awareness of scholarships; (b) perceptions of institutional scholarships; (c) motivations for pursuing scholarships; (d) barriers to pursuing scholarships; (e) sources of information about scholarships; and (f) potential strategies for encouraging more students to pursue scholarships. The article concludes by identifying implications for policy, practice, and future research.

 

Date Posted: 20 August 2015