Regional Meetings

Past Regional Meetings 

Washington, D.C. August 10, 2016

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 

Agenda

8:00 - 8:25 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Location: Registration - Lobby; Breakfast - Café 9 (10th Floor)

8:25 AM

Welcome
Location: Carolinas Room

Amy Weinstein, Executive Director, National Scholarship Providers Association

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Data Privacy + Security: Managing Risks
Presentation by Linn Foster Freedman, Esq.
Speaker: Linn Freedman, Partner, Robinson + Cole
 

9:35 - 10:35 AM

Advocacy in Action: One Non-Profits Efforts to Stop Scholarship Award Displacement
Presentation by Central Scholarship 
Advocacy Tips for Scholarship Providers by Central Scholarship

Speaker: Michele Waxman Johnson, Vice President, Central Scholarships

 

10:45 - 11:45 AM

The Importance of Grit for College Success: What We Know about it and How We Can Grow It
Focus 5 by Serp Media
Speaker: Rebecca L. Nyquist, Research Coordinator for Professor Angela Lee Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology

 

12:00 - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 PM

A Federal Legal and Policy Primer on Scholarships Key Non-discrimination Principles and Actionable Strategies for Institutions of Higher Education and Private Scholarship Providers
Presentation by the Education Counsel 
Speaker: Scott Palmer, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Education Counsel

2:30 - 4:00 PM

Let’s Talk about Timing: Early FAFSA, Admissions & Scholarships

Moderator: Larry Griffith, Senior Vice President, Programs and Student Services, United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Tips and Tools for the 17-18 FAFSA - U.S. Department of Education
Federal Student Aid Resources for the 2017-18 FAFSA - U.S. Department of Education


Panelists:

  • Ashley Harris, U.S. Department of Education, Awareness & Outreach Group 
  • Kim Johnston, Director of Membership and Affiliate Relations, National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Stephen Payne, Federal Relations Associate, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
  • Fred Stennis, U.S. Department of Education, Awareness & Outreach Group
  • Jimmy Tadlock, Program Director, CollegeBound Foundation
     
 

Agenda pdf

Save the Date pdf




Hartford, Connecticut, June 22, 2016

Data Security and Protection of Personal Information

Scholarship Award Displacement

Nudging Students Towards Success

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 Program Models and Effective Practices 

Houston, July 29, 2015
Members, click here to view the presentations from the regional meetings.
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. 

California - August 2014
Back to School Student Success Training: A Learning Community for College Access, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Professionals

Handouts

Summer Melt Handbook: A Guide to Investigating and Responding to Summer Melt
Strategic Data Project

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

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