Coffee Talk: Managing Scholarships in a New Normal (Deferrals, Referrals, and New Funding)
As we enter a new year, COVID continues to change how we serve students and donors. How we manage and communicate these changes to students and donors will be critical in delivering stable funding.
Resilient Philanthropy Through Collaborative Programs
Learn from three Northwest Education Access staff about how their unique and collaborative model has enabled them to support students outside of the "traditional" scholarship programs.
Coffee Talk: Learn from the past and look to the future
We learned this year that we can’t plan for everything, but we will all feel a bit better with a few preparations in place. The new year means getting your calendar in order to ensure success.
Coffee Talk: Continuing COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management
When schools shut down in March and everyone had to quickly pivot their scholarship processes, we never could have guessed the 2020 school year would start with just as much uncertainty.
Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Program Assessment
We all want next year’s scholarship season to go more smoothly than the last. Despite the strange interruptions during this last year, we have an opportunity to learn a lot.
Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Post-Award Communication… or Lack Of
Keeping open lines of communication with your awardees can be difficult - and the award is just the beginning! If after your efforts, students are still lacking documentation, what happens next?
Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Payments, Parents, and Letters of Recommendation - Oh My!
Scholarship programs are different, but still have many of the same components. During this coffee talk, we focus on some of the management pieces that affect all scholarship providers.
Examining Scholarship Letters of Recommendation
Is the tradition of letters of recommendation a relevant aspect of selecting quality students for your modern scholarship programs?
Strategic, Need-Based Scholarships: What are they and why do they matter?
When most Community Foundations are managing memorial scholarships that are time-intensive and minimally effective, how do you start to provide scholarships that foster positive change?
Planning for a Universal Application Move
Any successful move requires three main elements: Take Stock, Make Plans and Communicate, and Get Others Involved.
Rethinking Your Scholarships
Learn about the changes one foundation has made based off of student, fund holder, and committee member feedback, what’s to come for the foundation, and how to start rethinking your scholarships!
Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Universal Application and Communication
As scholarship providers you balance the needs of many different groups. In this Coffee talk we walk through what we have heard, what we have experienced, and how Universal Apps can help everyone.
How Universal Application Helps Create Super Scholarship Programs
Managing high volumes of scholarships can be a major undertaking. Applying for them can be just as stressful. Using a Universal Application for your scholarship funds can help simplify this process.
Be a Hero in Student Stories
Like ripples in a pond, our impact goes far beyond our original intention. We are heroes in our students' stories.
Scholarship Planning: What worked, what didn’t, and how to move forward.
Action is where the change happens. A well thought out action is what makes the next cycle smoother. Consider the following solutions to alleviate pain points...
The Unrealized Power of the Student Essay
In this article we are going to talk a bit about why students struggle with the essay, how we can use instructions to elicit more thoughtful responses, and how the stories told in student essays. . .