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

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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