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The National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program. A Descriptive Analysis of High-Achieving Hispanic Students SDQ

Clewell, Beatriz Chu; Joy, Myra Ficklen
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RR-88-56, CBR-88-10
ETS Research Report
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College Board, High Achievers, Hispanic Americans, Merit Scholarships, National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program, Student Characteristics, Student Descriptive Questionnaire (SDQ)


The purpose of this study was to describe the pool of National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program applicants in the program's initial year, 1983-84, and compare Hispanic Scholars (winners) with Hispanic Honorable Mentions (awardees) and Semifinalists who did not receive an award; examine the characteristics of high-achieving Hispanic students; and isolate the factors associated with success in college. To fulfill this purpose, data was used from the Student Descriptive Questionnaire (SDQ), which includes background information on all SAT-takers, and administered a 12-page survey to 1983-84 applicants to the program. This survey collected additional information on applicants' academic and educational background, English language use, and experiences during the freshman year in college. (79pp.)

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