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Colleges’ assessments of scholarships can set back students in need
Tim Grant, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Incomes aren’t the only thing not keeping pace with rising tuition. Neither are scholarships
Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Washington Post

Bypassing Scholarship Displacement with 529 College Savings Plans
By Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher and VP of Strategy,

Focus 5
Serp Media

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2016

FAFSA Resource Page

College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017–18 FAFSA (fact sheet)
Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education

A Federal Legal and Policy Primer on Scholarships: Key Non-discrimination Principles and Actionable Strategies for Institutions of Higher Education and Private Scholarship Providers
Arthur Coleman and Teresa Taylor from Education Counsel in collaboration with the National Scholarship Providers Association and the College Board.

Resources and Reports

Our members-only Resource Library provides 100's of how-to-guides, articles and tools gathered to help you and your organization meet standards and effective practices, and begin or improve your scholarship program.

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Application Process

Includes: Application Questions; Criteria and Eligibility; Incomplete Applications; Online Applications; Open Badges; Required Documents; Universal Application

Award Displacement

Award Process

Includes: Award Amounts; Disbursement of Funds; Financial Aid Packaging; Non-Monetary Awards; Notifying Applicants; Payments; Scholarship Agreement; Unsuccessful Applicants; Use of Scholarship Funds

Donor Relations

Includes: Donor Advised Funds; Endowments; Recognition; Reporting

Financial Aid and Student Loans

Forms and Samples Library

Includes: Acceptance Agreements; Alumni Advisory Board; Award Letters; Certificates; Confidentiality Agreements; Conflict of Interest; Donor Checklist; Donor Reports; Impact and Logic Models; Job Descriptions; Letters to Colleges and Universities; Mission Statements; Policies; Privacy; Rejection Letters; Releases and Waivers; Renewal Forms and Progress Reports; Scholarship Criteria; Selection Committee; Special Events; Student Conduct; Student Support Services; Vouchers

General Resources

Includes: College Access; Non Cognitive Attributes; Race; Scholarship Seekers

Laws, Regulations, and Taxes

Includes: Pension Protection Act of 2006; Prior Prior Year; Scholarships and Internships; State and Federal Student Aid

Privacy and Security

Includes: Records Management

Professional Development

Includes: Collaboration; Communications; Resilience; Time, Task, and Email Management; Work Life Balance


Research and Reports

Includes: Survey Results

Review and Selection Process

Includes: Assessing Need; Automated, Essays, GPA, Interviews; Online; Scoring; Selection Committee; Verification of Documents

Scholarship Demographics

Includes: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; At Risk Students; Athletes; Black and African American Students; Community College Students; Continuing Education Students; First Generation Students; Graduate Students; International Students; Latino Students; LGBTQ Students; Non-Traditional Students; Pre-College Students; Students Formerly in Foster Care; Students from Rural Areas; Students from Single Parent Families; Students with a Military Affiliation; Students with Disabilities; Transfer Students; Underrepresented and Under served Students; Undocumented Students; Urban Youth; Women

Scholarship Program Administration

Includes: Administrative Fees; Alumni; Board and Strategic Planning; Branding; Collaborations and Partnerships; College and University Relations; CRMs and Tracking; Ethical Practices; Evaluation and Outcome Measurement; Fundraising and Special Events; Graduation Gifts; Institution Specific; Marketing and Outreach; Operating Expenses; Policies and Controls; Scholar Engagement; Scholarship Termination; Social Media; Software Start-Up; Structure and Staffing; Student Conduct; Student Leave; Student Retention; Timing; Website

Scholarship Program Toolkit

Scholarship Programs

Includes: Beyond Tuition; Corporate; Credit Transfer; Emergency Grants; For Profit Schools; Loan Forgiveness; Matching and Internship; Performance Based; Professional Designations; Recruitment Scholarships; Renewable; Summer; Vocational and Apprentice

Student Support Services

Includes: College Matching; Community Services; Education Programs; Mentoring and Counseling Services; Savings Programs; Securing Scholarships; Summer Programs; Workforce Development; Wraparound Services



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