Consulting Services: Place-Based Scholarships & Community Initiatives

The Upjohn Institute has been retained by diverse communities and organizations to examine the design, feasibility, impact, and potential cost of new Promise programs and related community initiatives.

The activities carried out by the Institute include the following:


Institute staff meet with stakeholders involved in designing Promise programs in their own communities.

Cost Estimates

Institute economists have developed models to forecast the cost of Promise programs in other communities.

Feasibility / Design and Impact Studies

The Institute conducts feasibility, design, and/or impact studies. These projects range in scope from relatively short-term (several months long), research-based projects to longer-term (up to a year or more) projects that involve visits to the community and meetings with stakeholder groups and individuals.


The Institute can undertake short- or long-term impact studies of Promise-type programs once under way.

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