Interesting idea. Definitely a motivation for most students!
- Hillsborough Community College will pay up to $1,800 in cash to students who make a C or higher in three semesters of math classes.
- Students also have the to win free textbooks.
- HCC funds part of this experiment with additional funding coming from a George Soros organization.
Florida community college is trying to inspire students to finish their degree by doling out up to $1,800 in cash to students who make a C or higher in three semesters of math courses.
The program, called Mathematic Access Scholarship Program (MAPS), has run at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) for the past three years and is spearheaded by Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC).
“We hoped the incentives would inspire behaviors that would lead to increased student success.”
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