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AcademicWorks Summer Release:  Improving The Applicant Experience

June 26, 2017

At AcademicWorks, we believe in making education easily accessible through the use of technology, so we spent the past several months making it even easier for applicants to apply to scholarships.  These changes will also help our clients more easily support students as they use the AcademicWorks Platform. Thank you for all you do to support students every...

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Scholarship Management Scorecard for Community Foundations

December 16, 2015

The AcademicWorks community consists of over 430 colleges, universities, and foundations. Over the past year, our clients have been busy awarding over $193 million in scholarships to students.  This community provides wonderful insight into how they measure the success of their scholarship process and how they focus on continual improvements. 

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Scholarship Management Scorecard for Private Universities

December 16, 2015

The AcademicWorks community consists of over 430 colleges, universities, and foundations. Over the past year, our clients have been busy awarding over $193 million in scholarships to students.  This community provides wonderful insight into how they measure the success of their scholarship process and how they focus on continual improvements. 

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Scholarship Management Scorecard for Public Universities

December 16, 2015

The AcademicWorks community consists of over 430 colleges, universities, and foundations. Over the past year, our clients have been busy awarding over $193 million in scholarships to students.  This community provides wonderful insight into how they measure the success of their scholarship process and how they focus on continual improvements. 

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Scholarship Management Scorecard for Community Colleges

November 25, 2015

The AcademicWorks community consists of over 430 colleges, universities, and foundations. Over the past year, our clients have been busy awarding over $193 million in scholarships to students.  This community provides wonderful insight into how they measure the success of their scholarship process and how they focus on continual improvements. 

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How to Increase Scholarship Applications Without Doing More Work

August 20, 2015

More and more colleges and universities are raising the issue of using scholarships as a way to reach student enrollment and retention goals. With scholarships becoming increasingly important on campus, institutions cannot afford to leave any scholarship money on the table. In order to award all their funds, campuses need to increase application rates to find...

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Application Best Practices

February 27, 2015

A great scholarship application is created using a student first approach. Scholarship opportunities should be easy for students to find and campuses should provide a simple application process. It should be just as simple for scholarship administrators to manage and award scholarship opportunities to students. At AcademicWorks, it is our goal to help colleges,...

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2014: A Successful Year For Growth

February 24, 2015

Over the past year, AcademicWorks saw exponential growth in the number of institutions using our comprehensive scholarship management solution. This growth would not have been possible without our wonderful community of customers who have come together to form one of the largest networks of scholarship professionals in the country.

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Limiting the Use of Attached Documents in Scholarship Applications

February 03, 2015

Campuses often require applicants to upload a variety of documents as part of the scholarship application process, including essay responses, resumes, or letters of recommendation. AcademicWorks users have streamlined their application and review processes by reducing the number of documents that students upload. Instead, they are asking students to copy and...

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Three Reasons for Scholarship Fund Utilization Problems

February 03, 2015

Campuses often struggle to fully utilize all of their available scholarship funds, especially those with restrictive criteria. Under-utilization can lead to stewardship issues when donors learn that their scholarship gift has gone unused, sometimes for years at a time.

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