SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management
From applications and award matching to approvals and reporting, SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management is a comprehensive solution to simplify collaboration and streamline your entire award process – no matter the complexity or scale of your programs. Whether you’re a foundation or Higher Education institution, our SmartSimple Cloud platform empowers all your stakeholders with a centralized suite of configurable modules and portals to meet your needs.
Maximize your award funds while saving your applicants, admins, and reviewers time
Configure to match your unique award process
Get a complete picture of your global impact
Review and award applications faster through workflow automation
Responsive support whenever you need
Manage all your award programs and operations on one platform
SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management is an all-in-one solution that’s designed to help you manage your award programs exactly the way you want. With all its components being modularized, you’re able to uniquely tailor SmartSimple Cloud to suit your specific requirements. Whether you’re a foundation administering a simple scholarship program or are a Higher Education institution managing financial aid and bursary opportunities with granular criteria, everything can be managed under one roof.
Explore the modules of SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management
From scholarship applications and award matching to approvals and reporting, SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management is a comprehensive scholarship management solution to simplify collaboration and streamline your entire award process – no matter the complexity or scale of your programs. Whether you’re a foundation or Higher Education institution, Aspire empowers all your stakeholders with a centralized suite of configurable modules to meet every requirement, all powered by our highly flexible cloud platform called SmartSimple Cloud.
Configure scholarship and award application forms to suit your unique goals
From Higher Education institutions to foundations, SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management can be configured to address the specific needs of your application process, no matter how complex or unique they may be.
- Choose from a multitude of field types, each with its own settings and safeguards
- Access robust search and filtering tools to build out your application process to be more efficient to get funds out faster
- Send automated communications to your applicants, staff, and reviewers so they’re always kept informed
- Higher Education institutions can choose to integrate with other department, faculty, and campus systems to keep everyone aligned using the same solution
Centralize all your scholarship applicant and awardee data
Access and report on all your data from every angle to better inform future opportunities and make informed decisions more confidently.
- Access a centralized repository of all your programs’ application forms, including scholarship entry submissions, financial aid applications, and scholar grants
- Organize all application data by source, type, status, due date, contact, and more
- Quickly identify and address bottlenecks in your submission process to improve the flow of applications throughout their lifecycle
- Manage and store activities and staff notes within each submission for more comprehensive documentation
Design the optimal experience for all your applicants, candidates, and awardees
Keep your applicants, awardees and staff up-to-date with personalized portals providing them with information tailored to their role in your submission process
- Simplify the scholarship submission experience for your applicants with responsive, easy-to-complete online application forms
- Manage and configure all your application forms to capture the details you need, regardless of how thorough your process may be
- Enable your applicants to easily track the status of their applications – whether submitted, approved or paid out – from their portal that’s accessible wherever they have internet access
- Portal logos, colors and terminology can all be tailored to match your organization’s branding and the experience you want to create
Award & Financial Aid Manager
SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management’s Award & Financial Aid Manager modules equip you with full control over all your programs’ funds while automating how you match candidates with available opportunities. Using SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management's powerful Award Matching feature, program administrators can automatically find the most suitable candidates for awards by easily comparing program requirements against the attributes of their candidate pool. Higher Education institutions can also leverage the power of SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management’s Financial Aid Manager to streamline managing entrance awards, government loan programs, general scholarship opportunities in one, convenient location.
Develop your award and financial aid opportunities with greater clarity
Provide a configurable, clear overview of all your award and financial aid funds to better see how they’re being utilized
- Create defined program frameworks with eligibility parameters to better provide your applicants with the most relevant opportunities based on their personal profile data
- Consolidate data that’s relevant to the applications and awards to save on administrative time
- Easily create questions and rules in your awards framework that show up on the application side
- Significantly cut down on tedious administrative hours by finding important information needed within seconds, not hours
Streamline matching applicants to the most appropriate awards
Simplify how your applicants search for the most relevant scholarship award opportunities while saving program administrators time matching candidates to the right awards.
- SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management’s Award Matching feature enables your applicants to use their profile information, academic merit, and expertise to automatically suggest only the most relevant opportunities
- Program staff can quickly filter a list of best-fit candidates based on award criteria so you can find the most qualified people faster
- Higher Education institutions can realize significant time savings by using data from their current SIS to automatically match student profiles to the most suitable opportunities
Update your award opportunities on the fly, from anywhere
Save time creating new awards or modifying existing opportunities as your funding priorities and organization’s goals evolve
- Create and update award cycles for every new year without losing valuable historical submission data
- Add and update information on the spot to any award opportunity wherever you have internet access
SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management’s Fund Manager module helps you keep track of every amount awarded regardless of its funding source in your process. Efficiently monitor scholarship and award program budgets, schedule payments, automate disbursements, incoming donations, and produce financial reports – all from one, convenient location.
Organize your program’s financial processes in tandem with your other systems
Couple your available scholarship award opportunities and financial resources to ensure accuracy, auditability and clarity across your programs.
- View all your program’s financial data across Aspire’s other modules without needing to navigate back and forth
- Set up two-way integration between Aspire and your financial institutions to sync all your fund and payment data
- Consolidate payment records from your external systems within SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management to make cross referencing funds more seamless
Get granular with reporting to ease the relationship between your available awards and funds
- Dive deep into specific awards from particular funds and see all your program’s finances at any angle you need
- Get an in-depth breakdown of all the payments that have been disbursed from your funds, along with a record of every associated application
- Create detailed reports with compelling graphs and comprehensive figures how much of your funds are being utilized
- Easily track incoming donations and monitor they’re disbursed, giving you and your donors an end-to-end view of how their contributions are making a difference
Sync award funds with other Higher Education systems for even more visibility
Track funds more confidently by connecting with the Financial Aid office and other campus partners to provide better student services
SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management’s Review Manager module gives your reviewers remote-friendly access to all the information they need within one intuitive portal. Gain greater visibility over the status of applications assigned to reviewers and monitor scores in real-time via charts and graphs. No matter how complex or unique your process may be, SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management can accommodate and streamline scholarship award reviews from start to finish.
Assigning all your reviewers, committees, and panels made simple
Organize all your reviewer groups, their assigned applications, and scores with more simplicity and less headaches
- Consolidate, add, and assign reviewers to specific groups for full control over your reviews
- Assign specific scholarship and financial aid award applications for review by specific dates and individuals within the group
- Easily generate consolidated application document packages for your different reviewer groups to simplify how their assessments
Say hello to an easy-to-use yet comprehensive review process
With all your review forms accessible online, reviewers can stay on top of their assigned responsibilities with all the information they need
- Using personalized reviewer portals with dashboards, your reviewers gain a full overview of all their assigned work in a more user-friendly fashion
- With Split Screen View, your reviewers can see the application on one side and their review form on the other without having to bounce between windows or tabs
- Save time onboarding new reviewers and keep them informed with automated reminders so they know what they need to do and when
Capture more metrics within your review process
Gain more insight into the scores and trends of each review to better understand the reviewer on a more intimate level
- Easily evaluate individual reviewer scores and compare them with review averages
- Monitor how long each reviewer takes to score each award application to better support them
- Discover trends in reviewer’s comments to further simplify and improve your process
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Scholarship Systems Analyst