Scholarship Administrators

Although scholarship administration is decentralized on the Twin Cities campus, ASR provides tools and support to help you promote, award, and pay scholarships to students. The information listed below will help you gain access to the tools you need.

Important dates

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Meetings for scholarship administrators

All meetings will be 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in Walter Library, Room 101. Note: Until we return to campus in a working environment, meetings will be held via Zoom, with invitations and meeting number being sent prior to the meeting date.

  • September 1, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • January 5, 2022
  • March 2, 2022
  • May 4, 2022

Note for Scholarship Data Reporting: Neither the “Scholarship Student Selector” nor the “FA Funds Summary” report in Reporting Center include all relevant data for official financial aid or scholarship reporting purposes. For any information you need for financial aid or scholarship statistical data please contact the University’s Office of Institutional Research at 612-624-4851.

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Training resources

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      Scholarship automation training

      The scholarship automation process is used to pay institutional scholarship, grant, or fellowship amounts that help students defray the cost of attendance (COA).

      To use the scholarship automation process, you must make a request for PeopleSoft access. Your Key Contact, RRC, or UMD area class manager should read the data access instructions. To request access, staff will need to complete the Scholarship Entry Access Request Form.

      Resources

      Online scholarship application administrator training

      In order to use the online scholarship application tool, the Office of Student Finance must first set up administrator access for at least one staff member in your college. Please email OSF Scholarship Unit at saosf@umn.edu to request administrator access. Administrators then have the ability to add access for other staff members in their college.

      Review the scholarship application administrator training (pdf).

      Scholarship Tracking and Reporting (STAR) training

      This session provides training for the STAR tool (Scholarship Tracking and Reporting) housed within the University of Minnesota Foundation's Donor Management System (DMS). The class is geared toward accounting staff who manage scholarship funds at the University and scholarship administrators who award scholarships to students.

      Promotional scholarship administrator training

      In order to gain access to the promotional scholarship pages in PeopleSoft, fill out an Access Request Form (ARF).

      Student Data Inquiry and Update training

      Student Data Inquiry (SDI) and Student Data Update (SDU) training courses are both available online, in the Training Hub.

      Additional resources

      Support

      If you have questions, please find your contact below.


      General assistance

      Office of Student Finance
      Scholarship Unit
      saosf@umn.edu

      Accounting, item type, & finance

      Bob Balfour
      balfo003@umn.edu
      612-624-9872

      Automation & processing
      OSF Scholarship Unit
      saosf@umn.edu
       
      LuGail Hamel
      612-624-6043
       

      Nate Rosckes
      rosck001@umn.edu
      612-624-2324

      Michelle Curtis
      mcurtis@umn.edu
      612-626-6518

      Molly Nelson
      nels2461@umn.edu
      612-625-5357

      Simon Pham
      phamx027@umn.edu
      612-624-3890
      DMS access

      University of MN Foundation
      DMShelp@umn.edu

      STAR tool
      Scholarship Tracking & Reporting
      612-301-4351