MyNSPA   |   Home   |   Join the NSPA
Online Store: Learn
Main Storefront

Emergency Aid for Students During the Pandemic and Beyond

Item Options
Sign in for your pricing!
Price: $0.00
Quantity: *

To do our part to assist the scholarship community during these challenging times,
we are offering this webinar recording free of charge to both members and nonmembers.

Learn more about NSPA Member Benefits or Apply for Membership TODAY! 

Emergency Aid for Students During the Pandemic and Beyond


Every year thousands of students leave or drop out of college with only a handful of credits needed to graduate, often due to insufficient financial resources. This situation is even more dire as a result of the current crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how scholarship programs are using emergency aid to support their scholars through this difficult time. Participants will learn about the best practices and implementation strategies from organizations who have incorporated this type of aid into their support portfolio and are in a position to quickly respond in this time of need.

Webinar Sponsor

Today's webinar is sponsored by Premium Affiliate member, Foundant Technologies. Foundant's Scholarship Lifecycle Manager is designed to organize, manage, and streamline your scholarship workflow to free up time so you can focus on more strategic and high impact activities. With the addition of a field to track funding related to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can now efficiently track aid diverted to this cause. Learn more about Foundant's software solution for scholarship providers at


Ashley Alaniz-Moyer
Executive Director
Hispanic Scholarship Consortium

Kevin Almasy
Retention Officer
Dell Scholars
Julie Kim
Senior Director of Operations
Sumiko Martinez
Associate Director of Scholarships 
and Student Funding
University of Utah College of Nursing
Paola Rabago
Retention Officer
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Presenter Bios

Ashley Alaniz-Moyer serves as the Executive Director of the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC). HSC supports Central Texas Hispanic students with a unique combination of scholarship, leadership, and mentorship. Since its inception, HSC has awarded over $2 million in scholarships and grants to Central Texas students. Currently, HSC manages 17 scholarship funds to over 250 students annually.

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.

Dr. Sumiko Martinez is the Associate Director of Scholarships and Student Funding at the University of Utah’s College of Nursing and works with students from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. She has 13 years’ experience in higher education and previously worked in community outreach for the Utah System of Higher Education. As a first-generation college graduate and a scholarship recipient herself, she has a deep appreciation for how scholarships can change a person’s life.

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.


Free for NSPA members and nonmembers.

Next Steps

When you complete your purchase, you will receive a link to the recording along with the PDF of the PowerPoint presentation.

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal
This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.