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Colleges & Universities Learning Circle: Is Your Scholarship Office Organized for Success?
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When: Friday, April 12, 2019
12PM - 1:00PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

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Colleges & Universities Learning Circle
Is Your Institutional Scholarship Office Organized for Success? 


In this learning circle we will explore how universities and colleges organize their scholarship administration. Some schools have consolidated scholarship offices. What is the staffing under that structure and are scholarship offices established under admissions, financial aid, or enrollment management? Other schools have split administration between the university foundation and the institution; what are the challenges here? Are merit scholarships awarded separately by admissions or scholarship offices? Anyone who works in scholarship administration at a university is invited to discuss best practices and challenges of different structures.


David McFarland
Director of Scholarships
Clarion University
  Barbara Fenton
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
West Chester University
  Sarah Stout
Scholarship Officer
Tallahassee Community
College Foundation

Panelist Bios
After retiring from the Army in 2003, David McFarland worked as an assistant director of admissions and director of admissions at La Roche College in Pittsburgh. He has also been Director of Admissions at Oakland City University and Director of Scholarships at Clarion University.

Barbara Fenton served 11 years in various positions in the adult continuing education at Penn State University. She has worked since 2015 as Assistant Director of Financial Aid at West Chester University where she coordinates all scholarship administration for the university.

Sarah Stout has served as the Scholarship Office at the Tallahassee Community College Foundation since May 2015. She attended Florida State University receiving a BS in Psychology and an MA in Educational Leadership as well as a BA in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University. Formerly, she has been an elementary school teacher for Leon County Schools.
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