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Evaluation and the Award of Scholarships


by John M. Stalnaker 1969

Scholarships, like virtue and decency, are generally favored, even though few agree on precisely what they are. For the purposes of this discussion, a scholarship is an award made to a student for outstanding attainment of some type in the intellectual or performance fields. Typically, the attainment is believed to predict success in some aspect of desired college behavior. The scholarship usually, but not always, carrieswith it a grant of money to aid.the recipient in financing his college education.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 68, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 10, 1969, p. 102-114
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19618, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 7:28:59 PM

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  • John Stalnaker
    National Merit Scholarship Corporation
    JOHN M. STALNAKER is the founding president and a director of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
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