COMMITTEE:†† Student Scholarships, Fellowships, and Financial Aid Committee
MEETING DATE:††† Monday, February 22, 2010
PERSON PRESIDING:††††† Hanna Jubran
REGULAR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:†††††† Sarah Colby, Jonathan Dembo, Alice Feret, Hanna Jubran
Qun Lu, Punam Madhok
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:††† Susie Harris, Hunt McKinnon, Travis Poole
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:†††††† Jeremy Jordan
ACTIONS OF MEETING
Agenda Item:††††††††††† Approval of minutes of previous meeting, Monday, January 25, 2010.
Discussion:†† Jubran asked for a quick review, and several small corrections were introduced.
Action Taken:††† Feret moved that the minutes be approved, as corrected; Colby seconded the motion. _________________________________________________________________________________
Agenda Item:† Jeremy Jordan, Assistant Director for Scholarships in the Office of Student Financial Scholarship, provided a requested update re: scholarships that SSC traditionally considers.†
Discussion:†† Jordan described the five scholarships in our charge, which come from old endowments; money is available to be awarded in four. He noted that the Eastern NC Foundation Scholarship was unable to be awarded due to poor performance for the second consecutive year.
Jordan shared that †the Lilly Tucker Probey and Lillian Jenkinsí scholarship recipients were currently eligible to renew for 2010-2011 but stated that the Chevrolet and Andrews scholarships required new applicants every year. He suggested that SSC select one candidate each for the Chevrolet and Andrews scholarships plus two-three alternates for each, in case students do not return to campus for any reason.
Action Taken:† Jordan will provide information re: studentsí financial aid status @two weeks prior to April 19, so that SSC members can assign individual rankings before meeting for a decision.
Agenda Item:† Concern re: adequate dissemination of scholarship information came up for discussion.
Discussion:†† It was noted that the ECU Retired Faculty Scholarship was advertised in Pieces of Eight. The goal is to fund three students; $1500 is available for each. Deadline for applications is April 1.
Action Taken:††† NA
Agenda Item:† Dembo suggested that ECU faculty members could contribute to make any scholarship account viable.
Discussion:† Jordan and Jubran stated that Ms. Sherilyn Johnson, accountant, and Ms. Kathy Laney† would have details re: faculty funding of scholarships.
Action Taken:† NA
NEXT MEETING:††† April 19, 2010, at 1PM in Rawl Annex 142, unless otherwise noted via email
ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED:††† Discussion and selection of scholarship recipients