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TC's Scott-Clayton Wins Award For Financial Aid Research


Judith Scott-Clayton, associate professor of economics and education and senior research associate at the Community College Research Center, has won the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. The award is presented to individuals chosen for their contributions to the body of research on student financial aid. It is one of several given each year by the association to members of the financial aid profession and higher education communities who exemplify excellence in serving students.

In a news release, the NASFAA said, "Dr. Judith Scott-Clayton has made many contributions to the literature on financial aid, including 'On money and motivation: A quasi-experimental analysis of financial incentives for college achievement.' This careful... study examined the impact of the West Virginia Promise program on college completion outcomes for qualifying students. The study provides compelling evidence that the scholarship program supports college completion not only through providing direct financial support but also providing students with guideposts for what it means to be successful in college." 

Scott-Clayton teaches courses in labor economics and quantitative methods at Teachers College. She is also a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. For TC's Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE), Scott-Clayton leads projects examining the impact of financial aid for community college students, the national impact of the Federal Work-Study program, and the labor market returns to postsecondary education. 

To view the press release, go here.


Published Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

Judith Scott-Clayton

Judith Scott-Clayton

Judith Scott-Clayton, Associate Professor of Economics and Education