Transforming Community Foundation Scholarship Programs from Administrative Burdens to Strategic Assets

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With our partners, National College Access Network (NCAN), and the Council on Foundation's Legal Team and Director of Community Philanthropy, this webinar explores key findings from a recent white paper published by NCAN on the topic of scholarships, discusses in-depth and resourceful approaches to scholarship programs and their administration, and much more, focusing on taking scholarship programs from administrative burdens to strategic assets.

Specifically, this webinar discusses:

  • Key Findings from the May 2017 white paper, The Surprising Way Community Foundations Can Transform Students' Lives and Delight Donors
  • Demonstrating measurable impact and attract new donor dollars to transform scholarship programs as part of a strategic postsecondary attainment initiative
  • Legal considerations involved with program changes and existing scholarship funds, as well as policies going forward
  • Practical considerations to streamline your scholarship program, address admin fees and fund minimums, as well as committee practices and scholarship administration


  • Colette Hadley, Director of Consulting Services, National College Access Network
  • Amanda Hughes, Vice President and Program Director, Stanislaus Community Foundation
  • Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel, Council on Foundations
  • Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, Council on Foundations 

Related Readings

The Suprising Way Community Foundations Can Transform Students' Lives and Delight Donors by the National College Access Network