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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 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 - StudentFirst Consulting

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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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