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Author(s):Marquez, A
Title:College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Source:http://www.trpi.org/PDFs/scholarshipreport.pdf
Date:2006
Organization:Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
Short Description:This study's main research findings suggest that although information-providing organizations offer a variety of financial aid and career information to Latino and other minority students, they do not provide or disseminate their information in a manner that most effectively reaches Latino students and parents.
Annotation:This study's main research findings suggest that although information-providing organizations offer a variety of financial aid and career information to Latino and other minority students, they do not provide or disseminate their information in a manner that most effectively reaches Latino students and parents. TRPI’s findings also demonstrate that wide variations in scholarship information and application requirements pose challenges to parents and students who are trying to navigate the application process. This is troubling in light of previous research findings that illustrate that an overwhelming majority of Latino parents value a college education, yet are unaware of common financial aid resources.
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College and Career Planning (for Parents)
College and Career Planning (for Students)
Documents
Financial Aid
High School
Latinos/Hispanics
Low-Income Students
Minority/Race/Ethnicity
Scholarships

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Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
College access: From the inside out
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Kids Count state-level data online
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
A new way on school integration
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Latinos in graduate education
Latinos in undergraduate education
National football league high school website: Academics
Questbridge
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Parents are too optimistic about scholarships
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Do grants matter?
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
African American achievement in America
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Categorical financial aid resources
Public attitudes on higher education
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Broke Scholar
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
National college access network
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
College Prep 101
Foundation for excellent schools
The state of college affordability in Indiana
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Learn More financial aid information
Indiana Student Financial Aid Association
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
College Planning Network
Talbot's student planning book
U Links
College Board Calculators
General financial aid resources