Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management (Session 2)

April 8, 2020 Alyse Braaten

Foundant has been closely tracking the global private philanthropic response to COVID-19 through news stories, public resources, and conversations with our clients. Although the response to COVID-19 has taken on familiar patterns for funders and recipients, the response affects clients in different ways than we have seen in the past.

In this second session of our Scholarship Management COVID Coffee Talk series, we discuss the following:

  • How will you handle interviews needed for student selection?
  • How will you bring your committee together for selection meetings?
    • Interested in one committee for one scholarship.
    • Interested in one committee for multiple scholarships.
  • Has anyone transitioned from discussion to scoring for student selection (during this crisis or before)?

Watch this on-demand webinar to hear how your peers are tackling issues around COVID-19 in their scholarship management.

About the Author

Alyse Braaten

Alyse has been working in the field of college access and scholarships for over 10 years with a focus on students residing in California’s Central Valley. She believes in the power of scholarships to uplift students, families, and communities. Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, she has deep roots and strong connections to the nonprofit sector. Before joining Foundant, Alyse spent three years with the Kern Community Foundation as they transitioned from limited paper-based scholarships to extensive online scholarship portfolio through Foundant. This exceptional experience allowed Alyse to work directly with students and school staff prior to application, build relationships with donors and community volunteers during selection and follow-up, and support awarded students throughout their college career; maintaining awareness of the entire path of success.

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