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How a College Scholarship Leads to Better High-School Graduation Rates

An early promise that college financial aid will be available for students when they finish 12th grade continues to have a powerful effect on Washington’s high-school graduation rate.

For the fourth year in a row, the high-school graduation rate for students who signed up for Washington’s College Bound scholarship program was significantly better than that of eligible low-income students who didn’t sign up for the program.