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 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays held via zoom unless otherwise indicated. Invitations and meeting details are sent prior to the meeting date. Individuals are welcome to submit agenda topics in advance to

  • March 6, 2024
  • June 5, 2024

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.

View meeting minutes for scholarship administrators.

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.


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 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


If you have questions, please find your contact below.

General assistance

Office of Student Finance
Scholarship Unit

Accounting, item type, & finance

Bob Balfour

Automation & processing
OSF Scholarship Unit
LuGail Hamel

Nate Rosckes

Michelle Curtis

Molly Nelson

Simon Pham
DMS access

University of MN Foundation

STAR tool
Scholarship Tracking & Reporting