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CommunityForce for Scholarships

An all-in-one Scholarship Management Solution for Scholarship Providers

Create a smooth-running scholarship process with Scholars United, a platform to help universities, colleges and corporations manage their entire scholarship application lifecycle in one centralized solution.

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Hundreds of Organizations use Scholars United to achieve their goals

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100s of Organizations Worldwide

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Scholars United Overview

Join us for a quick 25 minute overview of Scholars United, or jump to sections that interest you most!

Introduction

  • 0:00 Introduction

Applicant

  • 00:40 Applicant: Login, self registration

  • 01:13 Applicant: Branding, application list

  • 02:43 Applicant: My applications

  • 05:08 Applicant: Recommendations

  • 06:37 Applicant: Fund matching

Administrator

  • 07:10 Admin: 360° oversight of application life-cycle, application detail

  • 07:44 Admin: Applications

  • 08:05 Admin: Committees/reviewers

  • 08:37 Admin: Scoring rubric

  • 09:10 Admin: Applicant assignment

  • 10:44 Admin: Application settings

  • 12:24 Admin: Funding sources

  • 14:13 Admin: Awards

  • 18:08 Admin: Reports dashboard

Reviewer

  • 20:37 Reviewer: Dashboard, application & scoring rubric view

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Discover how we can help your organization get the best return on your scholarship application process

Colleges

Higher Education

community foundations

Community Foundations

corporations

Corporations

credit unions

Credit Unions

philanthropic organizations

Philanthropic Organizations

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Private Foundations

How will Scholars United benefit you?

Scholars United is an all-in-one scholarships solution encompassing all your needs, so you can carry our your mission of
any size seamlessly and efficiently.

Build and Accept Applications

Choose existing forms or customize your own form to fulfill your requirements, and view and manage all your existing forms on one screen. Add eligibility screening and accept as many as 50,000 applications in less than 30 minutes.

Manage your Application process

Communicate with applicants and reviewers, view applicants in real time and manage the evaluation workflow to make sure your review team makes equitable and unbiased decisions.

Distribute and Track Awards

Streamline your awards process with easy-to-use tools to notify awardees and disburse awards with a simple process. View allocated budget, top-ranked applicants, and scoring breakdown with a glance. Say goodbye to manually keeping up with tracking, and monitor your funding process all within the same platform.

Advanced Reporting Tools

Slice and dice that data however you wish using real-time ad-hoc reporting. Create and organize flexible reports, export and quickly transform raw data into useful and readily understood information. Easily measure your impact and make decisions for a more efficient grants process.

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User-Centric Interface

Designed with ease of use and convenience in mind, our centralized, mobile-friendly application system provides your applicant an engaging experience with full visibility, a rich text editor tool, and the ability to upload supporting documents on the go.

Application Specific Dashboard

Applicants can view their application sections, status, and view matching opportunities at a glance. They never have to worry about losing their work because we will automatically save it for them. Request any additional functionality from our friendly support team to meet your needs.

Collaborate and Manage Applications

Allow your applicants to add collaborators and manage members to create a team for their solution.

Outcome Reporting

Outcome reporting is not just for the grant owner, it’s also a useful tool for the applicant. Applicants can submit reports, upload receipts and budgets, see the outcome of their previous applications to measure the impact of their process and how they can improve affectively.

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View Assignments Dashboard

Find all the information you need for your assigned tasks on a single dashboard. Analyze the review progress and scores and filter accordingly to save wasted time spent searching for relevant information.

Comprehensive evaluation progress

Review applications at a glance with same screen display functionality. Use an online scoring rubric along with comments from other committee members and recommended funding to reach a well-rounded and unbiased decision

Collaborate and Communicate

Collaborate with admins and other reviewers for a seamless review process. View comments and communicate with committee members and determine the outcome all on the same platform - say goodbye to multiple apps to communicate, collaborate, and review.

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How does CommunityForce’s Scholars United help you?

Put students success first and award the right candidates with Scholars United. Make your work easier, automate repetitive, time consuming tasks, and focus on what matters – increasing your impact.

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Nominate Students

With CommunityForce you can have multiple individuals nominate applicants to receive scholarships.

Nominate Students

Advisors, high-school guidance counselors, department heads, academic college leaders, and/or community organizations have the flexibility to nominate applicants to receive scholarships.

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Flexible Scholarship Matches

Students can either search for eligible scholarships or have the system automatically find scholarship matches.

Flexible Scholarship Matches

With our “One-Click Apply” option, students can apply for all available scholarships in just a few seconds.

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Match Applicants to Funds

Have one fund or 5000? You can create funds and donor eligibility criteria.

Match Applicants to Funds

Scholars United automatically matches all the applicants who qualify. Easily set up a scoring rubric and have the system create a pre-sorted list of applicants based on the highest relevance to the fund’s criteria and find the most qualified applicants.

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Unlimited Review Workflows

Automate the entire review and scoring workflow process.

Create Unlimited Review Workflows

Whether you have a one-step review process or a 10 step review process the system allows you to create unlimited evaluation steps and links them to evaluation/review rubrics. Add scores to the review rubrics to filter the applicants that have the highest committee review scores.

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Flexible Awards Process

The Awards Management Module allows you or the committee members to select the most qualified applicants and process them for the award.

Flexible Awards Process

The platform also allows awards to applicants from single or multiple funds. Students to accept or deny the offered award, and you can select your first and second favorite for the award in case your first choice declines. This saves the time and hassle of reevaluating all qualified applicants. Review funding overlap for applicants with multiple considerations; and to speed up the awards process, the system can perform batch awards.

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Renewable Awards

CommunityForce allows the scholarship administrators to track and manage scholarships that have to be renewed year after year.

Manage Renewable Awards and Ensure Spending Policy Compliance

CommunityForce enables you to collect information from the applicant post-award process. Scholarship administrators can create reports that can help them ensure that the applicant continues to comply with the fund requirement year after year.

Meet our customers

” As a Foundation, we are very satisfied with the CommunityForce solution to our scholarship management needs. We have been using it for five (5) years and find it to be user-friendly and easy to set things up on our own. The system is so robust, we are not sure we are using all of the functionality. “

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Katelyn Michaud
MAINE CANCER FOUNDATION

” We originally had a paper process and in 2014 we chose CommunityForce ScholarsUnited as the tool to help us manage our fellowship applications as well as our refresher grants.  CommunityForce has really streamlined the application process and eliminated the use of packets and binders to manage the hundreds of applications we get each cycle. “

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Cathy Scheibner
Blakemore Foundation

” We are very satisfied with the CommunityForce Scholars United platform and over the past five (5) years have been able to grow our scholarship applicants from a mere 25 to well over 1,000 this year. We were looking for a platform that we could grow with and are very happy with our choice. “

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Carol Boniface
Centre for Cyber Safety and Education

” At the top of the list is the support we receive from CommunityForce. Kudos to our support agents – they respond quickly and provide answers that teach us how to do, instead of just providing a fix. I appreciate all the videos offered – especially for the new upgrade. We really like the new navigation, it’s even more intuitive than before. “

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Kate Nowak
United Way of Routt County

Join us for a secure and accessible platform that meets all your needs

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Some of our major integrations

Integrate Scholars United with your favorite apps for a more streamlined workflow. Increase productivity and save time with a large number of popular third-party solutions – no coding expertise required.

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Quickbooks

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