Rethinking Your Scholarships

For your convenience, you can download the webinar slides here and the 2018 Scholarship Best Practices Report referenced in the webinar here.

Rethinking your scholarships is a group effort and it can be difficult to know where to begin. During this on-demand webinar, learn about the steps Julia Da Silva from Triangle Community Foundation has already taken to rethink her foundation’s scholarship programs. Julia surveyed students, fund holders, and committee members – and, based off of feedback, has already made several changes to their programs – and plans to make more in the near future.

Learn about changes the foundation has made, what’s to come, and how to start rethinking your scholarships!


Julia Da Silva - Triangle Community Foundation, Programs & Scholarships Associate
As Programs and Scholarship Associate, Julia manages specialized grant programs, scholarship funds, and designated funds. She develops relationships with donors, students, and nonprofits to help connect them to learning opportunities and offer any assistance to grant applicants or scholarship applicants. [Read More]

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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