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Scholarship America Promotional Webinar - COVID-19 and the Changing Landscape of Scholarships

When: Monday, August 24, 2020
1pm-2pm ET, 12pm-1pm CT, 11am-12pm MT, 10am-11am PT
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

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Disclaimer: Promotional webinars are intended for participants to learn more about products and services offered by companies in the scholarship industry. This is a promotional webinar presented by Scholarship America. Please join us if you'd like to learn more about their products and services.

Scholarship America Promotional Webinar


Scholarship America Promotional Webinar: COVID-19 and the Changing Landscape of Scholarships


The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on the world of higher education -- and leaving students, families and schools facing an uncertain future.

At Scholarship America, we have been keeping a close eye on the educational impacts of COVID-19, and we want to share the latest updates and major topics with the NSPA community.

Join us for this free 60-minute webinar looking at how students have been affected, and how we can help.

We'll cover:

  • · The current state of higher education
  • · What we're hearing and anticipating for the fall term
  • · How we as scholarship providers can be prepared to provide the right assistance at the right time

Featured Scholarship America Experts Include:

Robert C. Ballard, President & CEO
Mike Nylund, VP, Product Strategy and Partner Solutions
Amy Ronnkvist, Director, Product Management

Please join us if you're able; we will also make a recording of the webinar available to registrants.


Bob Ballard
President & CEO
Scholarship America

Mike Nylund
Vice President of Product Strategy & Partner Solutions
Scholarship America

Amy Ronnkvist
Director of Product Management
Scholarship America

Presenter Bios
Bob Ballard has more than 30 years of higher education finance experience. Since 2015, he has been at the helm of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest non-profit scholarship provider. During his time at USA Funds, he directed philanthropic activities that in 2014 provided more than $21.4 million in funding to promote preparation for, access to and success in higher education. A retired U.S. Navy Commander and financial-services professional, Ballard currently serves on the board of National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA).

Mike Nylund joined Scholarship America in July 2013, bringing more than 20 years of professional experience and a deep knowledge of financial aid policy and administration. Nylund leads product strategy with external partners, which includes positioning Scholarship America as a strategic partner to community foundations, corporate foundations, post-secondary institutions and Fortune 500 partners. He also leads and oversees partner relationships and new business development. Previously, Nylund led one of the nation’s largest centralized financial aid offices and worked side by side with Admissions and Academic Advising to ensure student outcomes were achieved while maintaining compliance with federal and state financial aid regulations. Nylund is a graduate of Michigan State University and a former recipient of the Medio J. Bacco Memorial renewable scholarship which gave him access to a post-secondary education.

As Director of Product Management, Amy Ronnkvist is responsible for forming the overall, long term vision of our product strategy and the solutions we create for students. Previously she worked as Director of Operations for Student Success Programs at Scholarship America, including Dollars for Scholars, Dreamkeepers and Collegiate Partners. Ronnkvist’s career has also included working as a researcher and educator on issues related to educational access and equity at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Ronnkvist received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, with a specialization in Sociology, at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu.

Free for NSPA members and non-members

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