Webinar Series

To enhance MCAN's professional development strategy, MCAN has an ongoing webinar series:

  • Counselor and Direct Service Provider ongoing webinar series (including: counselors, college advisers, mentors, direct service professionals)

We support these learning communities through a number of resources and opportunities including a webinar series, listservs, scholarship opportunities for continued learning, and hosting our annual conference. All webinars available for the public will be listed here.

Questions about webinars, joining one of the listservs, or scholarship opportunities?
Please contact Tony Parsons, Strategy Assistant at tony(a)micollegeaccess.org.   


Upcoming Webinars

MISSG: An Overview of Michigan's Financial Aid
 
Presenters: George Gasser, Jennifer Maurer, and Carla Foltyn, Michigan Department of Treasury
Join staff from the Michigan Department of Treasury's Students, Scholarships, and Grants (MiSSG) office as they take us through an overview of what aid the state of Michigan has to offer students as they look for ways to fund their postsecondary education! They'll touch on topics like TIP, the student portal, and eligibility for different state grants and scholarships. They will also take the time to discuss the Data Use Agreement that schools should have on file in order to maximize the resources and data Michigan has to offer.
This webinar has been approved for 1 SCECH.
 
Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
 

Understand the SCOIR

Presenter: Gerry McCrory, CEO and Founder, SCOIR
Higher education is the gateway to expanded opportunities for advancement, yet far too many high school students fail to realize those opportunities. We set out to fix a flawed college admissions process. Join Gerry McCrory, Founder and CEO of SCOIR as we take a look at how simple SCOIR makes the college search, and admission process.

Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
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Preparing for the 2020-21 FAFSA®: Updates and Guidance from Federal Student Aid

Presenter: Claire Bucknor, Office of Federal Student Aid
The FAFSA is an ever changing but extremely critical form that students must fill out to finance their college education. Special student circumstances can create challenges and barriers to making this happen for all students. Join Claire Bucknor, from the Office of Federal Student Aid as we go over the changes that this year's FAFSA has on it, as well as get your questions answered about special populations and circumstances surrounding the FAFSA.
 
Date: November 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Going Merry: A one-stop shop for scholarships – how to add your local scholarships!

Presenter(s): Charlie Maynard, CEO
Going Merry makes it easy for students to find and apply to scholarships hosted by colleges and independent providers. In this webinar, you’ll see how to add your local scholarships, so your students have one place for both their local and national scholarships!  They’ll also show you how they make this process simple for you and your local scholarship providers. This is the second webinar in a two-part series.  The first, hosted on 11/06, is an introduction to the Going Merry student and counselor portals.  For more information about Going Merry, you can watch this ABC News Profile: https://abc7news.com/3733022/

Date: November 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

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Exploring Michigan's Undocumented Student Guide to College

Presenters: Adriana Almanza, Assistant Director-Office of Multicultural Affairs, Grand Valley State University, Joselin Cisneros, Research Assistant-National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, University of Michigan, Nicolaus Espitia, Research Associate, National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, University of Michigan, Samantha Magdaleno, Executive Director-One Michigan for the Global Majority, Rebeca Ontiveros-Chavez, Staff Attorney-Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

Over the summer, the Undocumented Student Guide to College in Michigan was updated and published.  This webinar will walk through the 28-page guide to review the content and how to use the guide in helping support undocumented students.  Come and learn about how this tool can be a resource to you in your work. 

Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
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