The Upjohn Institute conducted an economic impact study of a universal, place-based scholarship program for La Crosse, Wisconsin. This study examines the possibility of developing a program similar to the Kalamazoo Promise for the La Crosse area. The La Crosse area is facing a population decline, growing concentrations of low-income students, an aging infrastructure in the region’s largest school district, and regional sprawl that is consuming farmland and natural assets while creating new challenges of congestion and service delivery. As a response to these issues, this study explores the potential impact of a universal, place-based scholarship program.
The La Crosse Promise, School District of La Crosse (Wisconsin)
EDUCATION; Postsecondary education; Postsecondary access; Promise scholarships; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Regional policy and planning; Urban issues
Erickcek, George. 2008. "The La Crosse Promise: Economic Impact Study." Prepared for the La Crosse Promise, School District of La Crosse (Wisconsin).