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.
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management (Session 3)
During this scholarships discussion we discuss “Summer Melt” programming, celebrating award recipients this year, and timelines for universities for Fall and how that affects everyone's work.
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management (Session 2)
Your peers discuss the following topics - how they are handling interviews needed for student selection, how they are bringing their committees together for selection meetings, and more!
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management (Session 1)
In this first session of our Scholarship Management COVID Coffee Talk series, we discuss the following: adjusting deadlines and requirements, online evaluation, and committee meetings and selection.
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking (Session 1)
Hear the questions your peers are asking, the challenges they are facing, and how they are tackling common issues around COVID-19 in their grantmaking.
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. . .