Let's face it: Working with scholarship selection committees can be difficult. We've been there! In this on-demand webinar, we share the most significant lessons we've learned in our many years of committee management, including how we've adapted both our tactics and perspectives - and how that's changed our committee engagement for the better. We also share challenges we still face, and ask you to weigh in with your best and brightest solutions.
- Our scholarship programs (one public charity, one college/university) and the committees we manage
- The most significant lessons learned in committee engagement
- Outstanding challenges and opportunities for improvement
For your convenience you can download the webinar slides here, and a few other resources below:
- Volunteer Position Description
- Confidentiality, Document Security and Conflict of Interest Policy Statement
- Grit Resource for Reviewers
Erika Orsulak | Consultant to the Scholarships team at Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)
Erika has been a scholarship provider for the past eight years and in the field of philanthropy for her entire 17-year career. Erika has nearly always worked for small grantmaking and scholarship-providing public charities, ensuring that the programming supported by their generous donors is as effective and efficient as possible. Most recently, she helped to overhaul TMCF’s annual scholarship selection process; create and manage a new, engaging volunteer opportunity for hundreds of donors and corporate partners; and develop the team’s first-ever communications and evaluation plans. Erika has a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College a Master's in Public Administration and a Certificate of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.
Johnna Hargens-Brown | Director for Scholarships & Grants at Bellevue University
Johnna is responsible for managing & developing strategies, processes, & procedures to effectively administer all institutionally related scholarships & grants for the University. As a stand-alone department, her team collaborates with the Financial Aid Department, Student Finance, Business Office, Enrollment, Advising, Athletics, Advancement, & the colleges to ensure a smooth centralized process for current & prospective students to apply for scholarships. Johnna joined the University 12 years ago. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln & a Master of Science from Bellevue University.