The Conference offers distinct tracks. Choose one to help focus your learning experience, or attend those sessions most applicable to you and your work.
Check back in June for a complete list.
Scholarship Programs 101
Panel-style discussions highlighting various foundational areas of the scholarship industry. This track is for scholarship professionals who are new to the field of scholarship program administration. Topics include:
Outreach & Application ProcessOutreach & Application Process
Review, Selection, & Award ProcessReview, Selection, & Award Process
Financial Aid & Student Loans
Laws, Privacy, & Taxes
Scholar & Alumni Engagement & Retention
Data Management & Security
Program Evaluation & Reporting
Program Structure & Staffing
Access, Support, Connect
Sessions focused on student support services throughout the college access, completion, and college-to-career pipeline. A day will be reserved for each of these topics, centering on different aspects related to each topic specifically.
Day 1: Access – funding, college access, award displacement, finding scholarships & application assistance, diversity & inclusion, savings programs, promise programs, trade school scholarships, merit scholarships, non-academic merit, badges & alternative credentials
Day 2: Support – emergency grants, microgrants, support services & programs, coaching & mentoring, college completion, supporting diverse student populations, understanding our students
Day 3: Connect – alumni, college to career transition, workforce development, alumni giving, community service & engagement
Sessions based around providing tools to attendees to improve both professional and personal performance. Sessions should be applicable across disciplines and transferable to other careers. Topics include:
Time & Task Management
Effective Communication & Facilitation Skills
Setting Organizational Goals
Excel or Other Software Training
Program offerings that may appeal to organizational leaders focusing on advanced industry topics. This track is intended for experienced scholarship providers to explore new trends and policies and their effect on scholarship programming. Topics include:
Advocacy & Lobbying
Research & Trends in Higher Education
Partnerships & Collaborations
Policies & Controls
Board of Directors
Check back soon for more information on the 2019 Conference sessions and speakers.
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