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Advancement News

New Tools Announced for Scholarship Administrators

Posted Apr. 9, 2012

The Student Financial Aid Office, the Kent State University Foundation and Donor Services announce the introduction of two new tools for scholarship administrators.

“We are very excited about these new scholarship administration enhancement tools and hope that you will find them useful,” says Scott McKinney, associate director of Stewardship at the Division of Institutional Advancement.

Listserv

An email listserv will be used to provide scholarship administrators with a mechanism to receive updates and announcements from our offices and to provide a forum for administrators to discuss concerns, challenges and share best practices. Scholarship administrators were automatically enrolled in the listserv and received a welcome message the week of March 12.  Any current or new administrators who did not receive this message should contact Patty Bujorian at 330-672-0418 or pbujori2@kent.edu to be added to the list.

Training

Quarterly scholarship administrator training programs will now be offered to scholarship administrators. These hands-on sessions will provide new scholarship administrators with training on how to access the scholarship workflow, the online scholarship search program and common scholarship application, the Student Online Donor Acknowledgment and Appreciation (SODA) process, and how to access financial data via Banner. Any scholarship administrator who would like a refresher on these topics also is welcome to attend.  

The first training dates are April 18 or April 23 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. To register online, go to:
www.kent.edu/event/scholarship

The sessions will be held in Room 333 of the Library.  Please direct questions regarding the training to Bujorian at 330-672-0418 or pbujori2@kent.edu, or Sandra Montgomery at 330-672-0501 or smontg1@kent.edu.