HHP faculty Dr. Daphne Hernandez and Dr. Daniel O'Connor, along with Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab (Temple University) have been awarded a research award from the William T. Grant Foundation.
Their project titled "Can Food Scholarships Reduce Inequality by Improving College Persistence Among Community College Students?" aims to investigate how food scholarships affect low-income community college students’ grades, persistence, and sense of belonging in college and if they have more benefits for Latino and African American students.
|Dr. Daphne Hernandez
||Dr. Daniel O'Connor
The award given under the William T. Grant Foundation’s "Reducing Inequality" focus area, funds high quality, empirical projects that examine programs, policies, and practices that can reduce inequality among young people in the U.S. The two-year grant is in the amount of $557,691.
This research project and award were featured in an article on UH news, below is an excerpt from the article:
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About The William T. Grant Foundation
The William T. Grant Foundation is a private philanthropy that invests in high-quality research with the potential to advance theory, policy, and practice related to children and youth in the United States.
Currently, the Foundation funds research that increases understanding of: (1) the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and (2) how policymakers and practitioners acquire, interpret, and use research evidence.
Visit the William T. Grant Foundation website