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Georgia Cannot Live On HOPE Alone: An Examination of Student Choice and the Georgia HOPE Scholarship Amidst Economic Decline

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dc.contributor.advisor Swan, Amy
dc.contributor.author Keller, Tierney F
dc.creator Keller, Tierney F
dc.date 2017-05-03
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-21T20:24:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-21T20:24:50Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G8X69G
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10878
dc.description.abstract This thesis examined the influence of the Georgia HOPE Scholarship Program on student choice to attend or not attend University System of Georgia (USG) institutions. The study focused on the factors that influenced Georgia high school graduates’ enrollment decisions as the value of the Georgia HOPE Scholarship lessened with declining Georgia Lottery funding. Using a combination of purposeful and snowball methods of data collection, participants were interviewed for this study. Georgia high school graduates who used the Georgia HOPE Scholarship to attend a USG institution, those who chose to forego their Georgia HOPE Scholarship to attend a different institution, and those who chose not attend an institution of higher education at all were interviewed. Participant responses were examined through the student choice perspective using Laura Perna’s (2006) four-layer model incorporating social, economic, and policy context, higher education context, school and community context, and habitus context. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Georgia HOPE en_US
dc.subject college choice en_US
dc.title Georgia Cannot Live On HOPE Alone: An Examination of Student Choice and the Georgia HOPE Scholarship Amidst Economic Decline en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Arts en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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