Inside College Admissions

Money Matters: A Walkthrough of Financial Aid for College

September 27, 2021 Scoir, Inc.
Inside College Admissions
Money Matters: A Walkthrough of Financial Aid for College
Show Notes

Former Dean of Admission and Strategic Advisor to Scoir, Peter Van Buskirk, is joined by Varo Duffins, Director of FA at Swarthmore and Lynell Engelmyer of The Hamilton Scholars to discuss student financial aid options. 


Lynell Engelmyer has worked in college admissions and financial aid for 25 years. She served as a Director of Financial Aid at a small liberal arts college before joining the staff of Alexander Hamilton Scholars, a non-profit that serves talented, low-income college-bound students.  


Varo Duffins has been in admissions and financial aid since 1995. Currently, he is director of financial aid at Swarthmore College, a private liberal arts college near Philadelphia. Prior to that Varo worked in admissions and then financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, and he began his career in admissions at Elizabethtown College. Varo has a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Delaware and a masters degree in higher education administration from Drexel University. 


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