HAIL Scholars: Increasing Economic Diversity at a Flagship University

Grant Year: 2018


Susan Dynarski and Katherine Michelmore will evaluate whether an effort to recruit high-performing students from low-income families to attend an elite public university can increase economic opportunity for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. They will analyze data on college enrollment, course-taking, and degree attainment among a sample of Michigan high school students who were actively recruited through a program to enroll at the state’s flagship public university. The project’s findings will appear in a series of articles and briefings for state policymakers.

University of Michigan

$79,511