I founded Scholar Impact after a career in Financial Aid administration on college campuses. I have worked in 2 and 4 year public, and 4 year private colleges, and on each campus I saw the same problems. Students still struggle to cobble together enough resources to pay for college. Student loan debt continues to balloon. Students drop out and don’t graduate because of money – often a shockingly small amount!
I also saw first hand how challenging it can be for an private organization to manage a scholarship program. The day to day management of a scholarship program can be an all-consuming full-time job, and often gets added as an afterthought to someone’s already very busy plate. Answering student emails, processing applications, selecting candidates, issuing checks, verifying enrollment and provider reporting requires a significant amount of time and attention to details.
This is why I founded Scholar Impact. I want to make it easy for an organization to provide financial assistance through scholarships to deserving students, without the headache of managing the program.
You can leverage my team’s 50+ years of financial aid management experience, as well as our nationwide network of college campus connections, while still having the joy of helping deserving students. Let us help you give back!
– D.J. Wetzel – Founder and CEO