Let's talk scholarships!

AlyseBraatenAlyseBraaten Posts: 60
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edited April 2022 in Grants & Scholarships

At the Summit 2022, we had a great opportunity to have scholarship-based discussions with peers all over the country. I've tagged scholarship professionals who attended this year.

Do you have any topics you'd love to continue to chat with your peers about? Please add some ideas in the comments, or continue on one of the topics from our session below, so we can keep the momentum going!

@KristieAmos @JanetWhite @ErikaMyersBromwell @TammyKerch @AngelaYLee @KaylieMiller @BethHersh @StevenCoop @NataliaMuniz @PamelaProvo @FatimaPalermo @CassandraArnold @CarrieRobley @AmandaJamison @JuliaDaSilva @JennySchebler @KarriHarter @ErinStarnes @JessicaGreen @AustinKlososky @ErikaOrsulak

It was so great seeing you at SUMMIT!

-Alyse Braaten

Alyse Braaten | Manager of Client Services – Grants & Scholarships | www.foundant.com | Bozeman, MT

[email protected] | Direct: 406.922.3376 | Cell: 661.364.1012



  • MikaylaValeMikaylaVale Posts: 10
    Foundant Team Member 25 Likes Second Compass Anniversary Photogenic
    edited April 2022

    Here are some of the topics we covered in our Compass Live session at #FoundantSummit2022!

    Financial need scholarship:

    • What % of the cost are you responsible for.
    • Text for a recent change in need or difficult situation
    • Family size
    • EFC – College board might help – What number is the cutoff, just compare, 20k, 35k, 60k

    Talking with donors about requiring too much and it becomes a barrier of entry to application for students. How do balance verification and trust?

    • Provide opportunities for help with FASFA
    • Alternatives

    Do you allow applicants to defer their funds?

    • Up to the admin
    • Up to 1 year
    • Goes back to the funder to get approval

    Orientation for students

    • Helps them connect, encourage them to stand up for themselves and reach out.

    Letters of recommendations

    • Some love them.
    • Who do the students ask for those letters?
    • Asking board and donor permission and talking with committee members.

    Using text messaging to remind them of things.

    • Send hub?

    Do you do an alumni program?

    Reverse scholarships more commonly called Place-based loan forgiveness programs. Scholarships that help pay back student loans bring students back to a geographical area. 

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    It was a great conversation. Chime in with your thoughts and questions below!

  • StevenCoopStevenCoop Posts: 7
    Scholarship Lifecycle Manager (SLM) 15-Year Anniversary First Compass Anniversary 5 Likes
    edited April 2022

    Thank you @AlyseBraaten for all your help at the Summit. As a first-time attendee, I was impressed with the scope of the presentations and look forward to attending the next one!

  • MikaylaValeMikaylaVale Posts: 10
    Foundant Team Member 25 Likes Second Compass Anniversary Photogenic
  • leeahmahonleeahmahon Posts: 8
    Foundant Fan Foundant Scholarship Management+ Certificate Scholarship Lifecycle Manager (SLM) First Compass Anniversary

    Would love to hear more about the criteria others use for the selection of their need-based scholarships (specific formulas, etc.) Thanks!

  • KaseyRouseKaseyRouse Posts: 14
    Solution Finder Scholarship Lifecycle Manager (SLM) U.S.A. 10 Comments

    I would love to hear more information on alumni programs??? Looking at starting one! Thank you in advance!

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