Scholars United Features

Scholars United

Scholarship management software

4.78/5 (9 reviews)

Scholars United Feature Summary

  • Applicant portal
  • Applicant management
  • Reviewer management
  • Scoring
  • Notes
  • Recommendations management
  • User group management
  • Letters of recommendations
  • Funds management
  • Eligibility management
  • Review & approval process management
  • Applicant & reviewer communication management
  • Application-specific dashboard
  • Essay creation & editing
  • Attachment upload
  • Collaborate with admins & reviewers
  • Applicant scoring & ranking
  • Score exporting
  • Personal information management
  • Academic information management
  • Financial information management
  • Third party integrations
  • Single Sign On support

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API
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Administrative Reporting
Applicant Tracking
Applications Management
Approval Process Control
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Communication Management
Custom Forms
Data Import/Export
Document Review
Electronic Signature Capture
Electronic Submission
Forms Management
Personalized Profiles
Preview Functionality
Ratings & Reviews
Records Management
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Third Party Integration
User Management
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Scholars United Feature Reviews

7 reviewers had the following to say about Scholars United's features:

Destany Pingle

Great software for grants, scholarships

2019-05-01

I could not ask for better service! They always explain things in the easiest way possible and provide screenshots to show me what I need to know.

Pros

I enjoy creating sections for my applications because it is very self-directed and easy to understand.

Cons

What I like least is the limitations on reports that can be run from the system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tony Fox

Our Foundation has had a very positive experience with Community Force and Scholars United!

2018-05-10

It's nice having a robust application portal that can handle many different scholarship funds - all with different application questions and criteria.

Pros

I like that this product employs case logic technology so that our applicants can be screened prior to creating a profile and starting an application, or applying for the one of our multiple scholarships using the wrong application form. I also like that students are allowed to upload supporting documents into the application.

Cons

It would be nice if CF and SU could add a CRM feature to their product so that we can continue tracking student payments while they are receiving funding from our program, and then after they've graduated, keep them in the system for alumni cultivation and communication purposes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joyce Elwell

CommunityForce

2019-04-10

Pros

We found that our users of our scholarship platform found the software was easy to input information and that the technology requirements was not overwhelming.

Cons

In all honesty, this was a self service platform and one needed to become very adept at the technology required to fully implement the application platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from CommunityForce


Thank you for the awesome feedback Joyce! If you have any suggestions or feature requests, please submit your ideas in our client support portal!

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George Morris

Creating a hub for scholarship finding and applications

2018-05-10

We enhanced the faculty and student experience dramatically by providing easy to access and consolidated views to opportunities.

Pros

We now have a way for students, faculty and staff to go to a single portal to search, find and apply to various award opportunities.

Cons

The largest complaint, if that may be a complaint is the limited ability to customize the look and feel of the landing page for the portal. This is important as the default 'look' is quite different (primitive) from other services available online.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sheila Sova

Takes the workload off your desk from receiving paper applications. Streamlined the process!

2018-05-10

Ease of awarding the scholarship and no more paper piles on my desk. The mailroom used to get tons of applications on the last day of the deadline and it was overwhelming having to make copies of every single essay and enough copies of each for our judges. It was very difficult the old way and this has streamlined our process immensely.

Pros

The spreadsheet to export was nice to have when a complete list of applicants was needed.

Cons

I feel that the training videos on the Help Center were made by the computer savvy employees of the company that are way more technical that the average person learning to use this software for the first time.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alison Heyde

Scholarship software

2019-10-24

We have been working with Community Force since 2014. My experience with them has been excellent.

Pros

Easy to use for students and reviewers.

Cons

It's not super easy for the admin to make changes to the system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michele Sandiefer

Community Force is user-friendly and adaptable

2019-10-15

Representative has been a pleasure to work with over the years and provides excellent training and is always available for follow-up questions.

Pros

The reviewers and selection process is much easier and friendly to use.

Cons

There is so many options/features that sometimes it seems overwhelming when building the database.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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