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Regional Meetings

Upcoming Regional Meetings 

Bloomington, Minnesota - July 13, 2017

Date: July 13, 2017, 8:00 am - 3:45 pm CT
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3 Appletree Square (I 494 & 34th Avenue South), Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Topic: Student Success and Scholarship Training: A Day of Learning and Networking for Scholarship Professionals
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Hosted by:

                         

With support from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Cost: NSPA Members: $75, Non-Members: $125

Presentations:

  •  Marrying Mentoring & Money
  •  Higher Education Financial Aid Federal Policy Update
  •  College Advising 101
  •  Scholar Snapp
  •  Evaluating Students for Scholarships

More detail on presentations available soon!

Questions? Email meetings@scholarshipproviders.org

Past Regional Meetings 

Atlanta, Georgia - June 8, 2017
Members: Click here to access resources from the regional meeting.
Topic: Student Success and Scholarship Training: A Day of Learning and Networking for Scholarship Professionals
Hosted by: National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation with support from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Presentations: 

  • Managing Threats to Data Privacy and Security
    Speaker: Linn F. Freedman, Partner, Robinson + Cole
  • College Advising 101
    Speaker: Daniel Eckstein, Regional Director of Programs, Southeast, College Advising Corps
  • Approaches to Scholar Selection and Identifying Leadership Qualities in Scholars
    Moderator: Oscar Sweeten-Lopez, President, College Success Tools, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
    Panelists: Lamont Gordon, Associate Vice President, The Posse Foundation; Chaffee Viets, Director of the Stamps President’s Scholars, Georgia Tech; & Jamie Williams, Director of Scholarships, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Washington, D.C. August 10, 2016
Members: Click here to access resources from the regional meeting.
Topic: Student Success Training: A Learning Community for Scholarship Professionals
Hosted by: National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) with support from a generous grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Presentations:

  • Data Privacy + Security: Managing Risks
  • Advocacy in Action: One Non-Profits Efforts to Stop Scholarship Award Displacement
  • The Importance of Grit for College Success: What We Know about it and How We Can Grow It
  • A Federal Legal and Policy Primer on Scholarships Key Non-discrimination Principles and Actionable Strategies for Institutions of Higher Education and Private Scholarship Providers
  • Let’s Talk about Timing: Early FAFSA, Admissions & Scholarships

Hartford, Connecticut, June 22, 2016
Members: Click here to access resources from the regional meeting.
Topic: Data Security and Protection of Personal Information
Presentations:

  • A Federal Legal and Policy Primer on Scholarships: Key Non-discrimination Principles and Actionable Strategies for Institutions of Higher Education and Private Scholarship Providers
  • Scholarship Award Displacement
  • Nudging Students Towards Success
  • Scholarship Program Models and Effective Practices 
Houston, Texas - July 29, 2015
Members: Click here to access resources from the regional meeting.
Presentations:
  • Online Degrees - Discussion on the current state of online degrees and the impact on scholarship providers. 
  • DACA Students - Effective practices on working with DACA students regarding navigating the student financial aid process, how the Texas version of the FAFSA plays a role, and where to access legal guidelines to help your organization work with DACA Students. 
  • Community College and Technical Degrees - Effective practices for working with students on community college and technical degrees and the importance these programs have in our community for future jobs.
  • Award Displacement - Impact of Award Displacement on Students and their Families and recommendations for colleges, universities, policymakers and scholarship providers. 
  • Grade Point Average Evaluation & Standards - Effective practices in evaluating grade point averages for scholarship awards and college/university admissions. 
Los Angeles & Berkeley, California - August 2014
Members: Click here to access resources from the regional meeting.
Topic: Back to School Student Success Training: A Learning Community for College Access, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Professionals
Presentations:
  • Using FAFSA completion as a measure of college readiness and as the gateway to Cal Grants, and other public and private financial aid.
  • Partnering with colleges and universities to bridge college completion supports of students.
  • Beyond IQ and SAT: The Essential Role of Non-Cognitive Competencies in College Student Success
  • Working to mitigate the negative impacts of award displacement
  • Using technology to alleviate “summer melt” and to scale programming efforts.

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

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