Non-traditional scholarships for adults seeking job skills retraining
Does anyone have experience managing a non-traditional scholarship program to support adults looking for job skills retraining? All of our current scholarships are traditional ones aimed at high school seniors or current college students. I would love to see examples of applications for non-traditional scholarships and…
Streamlining various grants cycles
Hi all, At Park City Community Foundation we have various grant cycles that support several of our initiatives. As we look towards strategic planning, we are brainstorming on how we might refine our various grant cycles (Community Fund, Park City Climate Fund, Solomon Fund, Women’s Giving Fund). Also, we acknowledge that…
Good morning, I am interested in starting a reverse scholarship program in our area. Reverse scholarships allow graduates to receive assistance with student loan debt. Do any of you manage a program like this? If so, I have a few questions: Did you get a legal opinion before starting the program? Are you issuing 1099's?…
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Good afternoon! I am in the process of trying to define financial need for our scholarship program. I would like to target students that will not receive a Pell grant or any institutional aid. This is part of the formula I came up with "EFC greater than or equal to 6495 and less than 20000". I am trying to target students…
Seeking ideas for fun and/or inspiring grant names
Okay, so it's time to spice up our grant process name. Our [County Name] Grants is a pretty uninspiring name. What about Transformational Grants ... or Better Together Grants ... or Efficacy in Action Grants?!?!! Does your foundation have a fun or inspiring grant name? Are you able to slip on your creative hat for a moment…
Grant Type Interest
We are discussing expanding our Grant Type list. This is list is used both for Grant Types and for areas of interest for profiles. Currently we have: Animals, Arts and Culture, Education/Scholarship, Environment, Faith-based, Food/Agriculture, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Jobs, Maritime, Mental Health, Seniors, Youth. We…
How long is your scholarship application open?
For years, our organization's annual scholarship application has opened on January 15 and closed two months later on March 15. We're considering moving up the deadline and having the application open for a shorter period of time, possibly 6 weeks. What are the open & close dates for your scholarship program? What factors…
Gender versus Pronouns??
Good afternoon!! I am new to the Foundant/Compass Community, and am looking forward to getting some great feedback!! Reviewing our scholarship application and wondering if everyone is using the term Gender on their applications or using Pronouns instead? What is best practice? Thank you so much! Kasey