Regional Meetings

Past Regional Meetings 

Washington, D.C. August 10, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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