Partner Summit A meeting of minds. A community of practice.

The #PartnerSummit is just the beginning.

We opened valuable dialogues at the second annual Scholarship America Partner Summit. Let’s build a community of practice to keep them going.

At the second annual Scholarship America Partner Summit, great minds came together for a day of discussing challenges and identifying solutions.

To build on it, we have an opportunity to work collaboratively to incorporate social, cultural and financial supports into existing scholarship programs. We heard from students what they need and the challenges they face; from the nation’s most respected and exceptional scholarship programs; and scholarship alumni who outlined the impact of investing in social, cultural and financial supports on their lives.

Watch this space and follow Scholarship America on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about upcoming Community of Practice opportunities.

Areas of Focus

Our discussions going forward will carry forth what we learned from these panels and presentations:

  • Student Panel: Cultural, Financial and Social Support – Facilitated by Scholarship America Product Manager Amy Ronnkvist, this panel will feature students from all walks of life discussing the importance of mentoring, coaching and other support systems beyond the scholarship check.
  • Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars – Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars is highly engaged in students’ lives well before high school graduation, preparing them for college success. The chapter helps students choose the best college fit, gives test prep and FAFSA workshops, offers etiquette training and more.
  • Chick-fil-A Foundation Remarkable Futures – Chick-fil-A involves team members at every level, engaging store managers and leaders as mentors for scholarship recipients and giving scholarships to employees of all ages and stages of earning a degree or certificate.
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation – Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has developed a robust alumni pipeline, based on the principle of “Once a Coca-Cola Scholar, always a Coca-Cola Scholar.” Scholars join a family of 6,150+ alumni who are leading positive change in their communities and around the world.
  • Ask an Alumnus – Don’t have an alumni pipeline? Here’s your chance to ask recent scholarship recipients and graduates about what made the biggest difference in their success and what else scholarship providers could do that would be helpful to students.
What Are Communities of Practice?

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Scholarship America invites all Partner Summit attendees to join our Community of Practice: a quarterly virtual symposium that will stay in touch and work toward the goals we identify together. This is a unique opportunity to bring together a variety of perspectives, and we hope you’ll be as excited as we are to keep the conversation moving forward in support of students.

Thank you to our Scholarship America Honors recipients & presenters!

“The most valuable asset this country has is not gold or oil, but the minds of young people.”
Dr. Irving A. Fradkin, Founder, Scholarship America

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See you in 2020!

We’ll be back in Washington, DC on May 7 for next year’s event.