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When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
12PM - 1:00PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

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Ethics in Scholarships


This panel will explore scholarship selection procedures that help to eliminate bias and ensure fair and ethical assessment to all students. Participants will learn more about ethical, organizational policies that provide checks and balances while also meeting the unique needs of our scholar populations to make the biggest impact on our scholars and community.


Tiffany Anderson
Scholarship Program Director
Boettcher Foundation
  Mark Kantrowitz
Publisher and VP of Research
  Oscar Sweeten-Lopez
President, College Success Tools
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Presenter Bios
As director of the scholarship program at the Boettcher Foundation, Tiffany Anderson oversees all recruitment, selection and programming for current Boettcher Scholars, along with our alumni development and outreach. She also serves as the foundations primary contact for scholarship relations and oversees the scholarship grant process. Before joining the Boettcher Foundation team, Tiffany developed and directed the Leeds Scholars Program at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business. Prior to that, she served as the program director and senior program manager of the Presidents Leadership Class at CU Boulder for 10 years.
Tiffany currently services on the Board for the National Scholarship Providers Association along with the boards for the Youth Initiative of Adams County and the Presidents Leadership Class at CU Boulder. She is also a Fellow in the Colorado Governors Fellowship Program and active in the Adams 12 school district and on many education tasks forces and committees across Colorado.

Mark Kantrowitz is an expert on student financial aid, scholarships and student loans. His mission is to deliver practical information, advice and tools to students and their families so they can make smarter, more informed decisions about planning and paying for college. Mr. Kantrowitz has been quoted in more than 10,000 newspaper and magazine articles about college admissions and financial aid. Mark has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reuters, Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Forbes, Newsweek and Time Magazine. Mark is the author of four bestselling books about scholarships and financial aid and holds seven patents. He also writes extensively on student aid policy. Mark serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Financial Aid, the editorial advisory board of Bottom Line/Personal, and is a member of the board of trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association and as publisher of the FinAid, Fastweb, Edvisors and Cappex web sites. Mark has two Bachelor's degrees in mathematics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master's degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Currently, Mark is the Publisher and VP of research at, the leading web site about 529 plans.

As the College Success Tools leader, Oscar Sweeten-Lopez oversees the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s comprehensive college success products and services. Prior to joining the foundation in 2005, Oscar was director of student retention and workforce development for the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement. Other past experience includes work with the Oregon Human Development Corporation and with AmeriCorps. Oscar has a bachelor’s in political science and Spanish from the University of Oregon and is a leadership fellow at the Institute of Nonprofit Management at Portland State University.

Oscar currently serves as the President of the National Scholarship Providers Association Board of Directors.
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