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Scholarship Committee Management: Stewarding Your VIP Volunteers

Let's face it: Working with scholarship selection committees can be difficult. We've been there! In this on-demand webinar, we share the most significant lessons we've learned in our many years of committee management, including how we've adapted both our tactics and perspectives - and how that's changed our committee engagement for the better. We also share challenges we still face, and ask you to weigh in with your best and brightest solutions.

We cover:

  • Our scholarship programs (one public charity, one college/university) and the committees we manage
  • The most significant lessons learned in committee engagement
  • Outstanding challenges and opportunities for improvement

For your convenience you can download the webinar slides here, and a few other resources below:


Erika Orsulak | Consultant to the Scholarships team at Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)

Erika has been a scholarship provider for the past eight years and in the field of philanthropy for her entire 17-year career. Erika has nearly always worked for small grantmaking and scholarship-providing public charities, ensuring that the programming supported by their generous donors is as effective and efficient as possible. Most recently, she helped to overhaul TMCF’s annual scholarship selection process; create and manage a new, engaging volunteer opportunity for hundreds of donors and corporate partners; and develop the team’s first-ever communications and evaluation plans. Erika has a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College a Master's in Public Administration and a Certificate of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Johnna Hargens-Brown | Director for Scholarships & Grants at Bellevue University

Johnna is responsible for managing & developing strategies, processes, & procedures to effectively administer all institutionally related scholarships & grants for the University. As a stand-alone department, her team collaborates with the Financial Aid Department, Student Finance, Business Office, Enrollment, Advising, Athletics, Advancement, & the colleges to ensure a smooth centralized process for current & prospective students to apply for scholarships. Johnna joined the University 12 years ago. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln & a Master of Science from Bellevue University.

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