Study: State Scholarships Discourage STEM Majors

October 16, 2015

State merit-based scholarships reduce the number of students who major in a math, science or technology field by 6.5 percent and maybe more, according to a new analysis in The Journal of Labor Economics. The article speculates that one reason for this decline may be students' fear of losing eligibility due to grade-point average requirements to keep the scholarships.

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