Industry Education & Insight

The following article appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of the National Scholarship Providers Association’s Scholarship Times newsletter. In it, Tiffany Anderson, our scholarship program director, describes the foundation's work with its alumni community to establish a model for alumni engagement. By Tiffany Anderson Scholarship Program Director,...

College and scholarship applications ask students to write hundreds of thousands of words all centered around themselves, and yet reviewers repeatedly say that arrogance is the number one thing that will turn them off from reading a student’s file. At the same time, there are students...

Over the years we have read thousands upon thousands of scholarship essays. And yet despite that massive amount, the types of mistakes we see tend to fall into similar categories. Generally speaking, effective essays are emotionally honest and give insight into who the applicant is as...

Specific wording can make or break a college or scholarship application. Avoid the widespread mistake of over-generalizing or leaving too much to interpretation by shifting your perspective to that of the reviewers. Think about it: while you may know exactly what you contributed to an activity...

By Katy Craig, Director of Strategic Initiatives [caption id="attachment_2542" align="alignright" width="240"] Katy Craig, Director of Strategic Initiatives and certified professional coach.[/caption] The Boettcher Foundation’s coaching program is showing early success in helping our community of Boettcher Scholars and Boettcher Investigators to reach new heights in their chosen...

By Katy Craig, Director of Strategic Initiatives [caption id="attachment_2542" align="alignright" width="240"] Katy Craig, Director of Strategic Initiatives and certified professional coach.[/caption] As you may recall, the Boettcher Foundation has launched a coaching program aimed at helping our funding recipients further develop their leadership characteristics. We believe that...

The following article appeared in the September 12 issue of the National Scholarship Providers Association’s Scholarship Times newsletter. In it, Tiffany Anderson, our scholarship program director, describes the Boettcher Foundation's efforts to quantitatively track the impact of our scholarship program. As scholarship providers, we often wonder if...