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Coffee Talk: Summer Activities for Scholarship Programs

Listen to this Scholarship Coffee Talk session where we will discuss summer activities for scholarship programs.

Some questions we cover:

  • Activities with Students: Do you lead or participate in student programs to help them prepare for college?
  • Program Assessment: Do you take time to reflect on the last scholarship cycle? If so, what are some of the areas you are hoping to improve?
  • Donor Connections: Do you connect with Donors over the summer? If so, is it more informative regarding their recently funded students or do you use your award data to formulate an request for additional funding?

We encourage you to continue the conversation from this session on Compass - A Foundant Community.

About the Author

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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