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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. How do you assess your program? Learn from each other about what worked, what didn’t, and how we can all move forward.

We get the scholarship discussion started around:

  • Do you do a review of your last cycle? If so, what does that review look like?
  • Are there things you tried this year that work wonderfully?
  • Are there things that are painful for you about your cycle? What changes will you be making this year to address them?

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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