The foundation engaged an external evaluation team to assess the impact of the GTF Scholars program. Recently they concluded their study of the first wave of the program, which served 485 students across five cohorts and four institutions.
Using a rigorous, quasi-experimental, mixed-methods approach, the evaluators concluded GTF Scholars are more significantly likely to persist from year to year, graduate on time, and complete their degree program with less loan debt compared to similar peers not participating in the program. This executive summary of their report shares key accomplishments within the program as well as challenges faced in the transition of students from Early College High School to college.
The evaluation is ongoing, and additional findings will be shared as they become available.