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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

Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, Alyse has deep roots and strong connections to the nonprofit sector. Having worked 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. Before joining Foundant, Alyse spent three years with the Kern Community Foundation managing their grant and scholarship giving, as well as nonprofit relationships. Alyse joined the Foundant team in 2017 as a Client Success Manager (trainer, consultant, and emergency support provider) for Grants and Scholarships. After training and advising hundreds of clients, she led the Community Foundation Grant/Scholarship Client Services Team. Her passion for community building, professional development, and real-world impact has helped form the service philosophy for Foundant’s Client Success team. Areas of expertise: scholarship and grant process best practices, team building, remote work, and demystifying complex systems to foster accessibility.

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