213 Emergency Aid: Small Grants. Right Time. Big Impact.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016: 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Maryland Suite (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Leadership/Manager's Track
Subcategories: Advocacy & Policy Making
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Picture this… your financial aid office gets a call or email from your campus foundation office with news of a $100,000 gift to help students at risk of dropping out, and they want to partner with you to implement an emergency aid program. Join a discussion with the leading researcher in emergency aid and innovative financial assistance, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, and Scholarship America on best practices for emergency aid programs, and how small dollar grants of less than $500 delivered in less than a week can ensure 95 percent or more of your students receiving emergency aid finish their term.
Sara Goldrick-Rab (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Despina Costopoulos (Scholarship America)