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The Ins and Outs of Emergency Aid and Completion Grants
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 Export to Your Calendar 4/30/2020
When: Thursday, April 30, 2020
12PM - 1PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

Online registration is available until: 4/30/2020
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The Ins and Outs of Emergency Aid and Completion Grants
Private Foundations Learning Circle


Every year thousands of students (primarily first-generation) leave or drop out of college with only a handful of credits needed to graduate, often due to insufficient financial resources. As a result, more and more providers are exploring the use of emergency aid. Join us to learn how Dell Scholars and UNCF use completion funds and emergency aid to help their scholars graduate. Participants will learn about the best practices and implementation strategies, the impact these programs have on student outcomes, and hear "lessons learned" from organizations who have incorporated this type of aid into their support portfolio.

This program is part of the Private Foundations Learning Circle series, but is open to everyone, regardless of organization type.


Kevin Almasy
Engagement Officer
Dell Scholars

Julie Kim
Senior Director of Operations
Paola Rabago
Retention Officer
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Presenter Bios
Kevin Almasy has more than a decade of experience in strategic communications and engagement, primarily in the public sector. He currently serves as Engagement Officer for Dell Scholars, a college-completion program that serves nearly 2,000 active Scholars and more than 2,000 alumni across the country. Prior to that he served in multiple positions at The University of Texas at Austin. Before moving to Austin, Kevin lived in Washington, D.C., working as a policy advisor at the Federal Communications Commission. Kevin grew up in Cleveland and has a B.A. in communications from Denison University and a M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University.

As the Senior Director of Operations for Scholarships and Programs at UNCF, Julie Kim is responsible for overseeing effective and efficient processing of 400 scholarships and programs UNCF administers including the Gates Millennium Scholar program. In addition, she manages all technology tools that are utilized to process scholarships and programs as well as overseeing the necessary policies and procedures development. She has worked with UNCF since 2001 facilitating the demands of converting paper applications to 100% electronic format, developing online portal for institutions financial aid office representatives, to 100% electronic disbursements to Institutions.

Paola Rabago works to implement and develop successful support strategies to ensure Dell Scholars graduate from college. Prior to her current role at the foundation, Paola worked as a program director for the University of Texas College Advising Corps Program (CAC), a national program focused on increasing college access in underrepresented communities. Paola also served as a senior program coordinator in pre-college academic readiness programs at The University of Texas at Austin. Paola received a bachelor’s in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in higher education from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Paola is also a proud Dell Scholar alumni.

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