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Sanchez Awarded Dissertation Research Grant

Charles Sanchez

Charles Sanchez (IHE PhD candidate) received an AERA Dissertation Research Grant for 2021-2022. He will receive $25,000 to support access to data, travel, software, and other research-related expenses.

Barbara Schneider, chair of the grant program’s governing board said, “The program supports new and early career scholars who are expanding how we use large-scale data to understand and inform education practices and policies.”

Sanchez's dissertation, Here to Stay: Assessing the Relationship Between Pre-College Access Programs and College Enrollment and Persistence, takes two approaches in analyzing how pre-college programs influence the initial phases of college-going and also student persistence.

His hopes his findings will improve understanding of the impact of pre-college programs.

The grant program is a partnership between AERA and the National Science Foundation, which provides to funding.

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