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Outside Scholarships: Selecting Recipients on Donor's Behalf

Policy
Purpose: 

Typically, the Financial Aid and Scholarships office (FAS) does not select scholarship recipients for outside agencies. However, there are instances in which the University is asked to select a recipient, and in some cases, that responsibility falls to FAS. This selection process includes reviewing donor criteria. Whenever possible, FAS will ask an academic department to select a recipient (primary resource). When the department does not make a selection, or the criteria do not specify a major, FAS will select the scholarship recipient.

Applies to: 

Faculty, Staff and KU students

Campus: 
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

When the scholarship information is received by FAS, the criteria will be reviewed and the following decisions made:

  • If the criteria specify a particular major or field of study of the recipient(s), the KU academic unit may be able to assist in identifying students.
  • If the criteria specify a demographic characteristic of the recipient(s), the Office of Admissions may be able to assist in identifying incoming students.
  • If the criteria specify that FAS is to select the recipient(s), the task may not be delegated to another office or unit.
Contact: 

Gail Sherron, Associate Director
Financial Aid and Scholarships
785-864-7576
gsherron@ku.edu

Approved by: 
Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Approved on: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Effective on: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
Selecting scholarship recipient, donor request for FAS selection, Scholarship recipient selection
Change History: 
05/17/2018: Updated Contact, fixed formatting. 
09/15/2015: Reviewed and updated.
08/18/2014: Reviewed and updated.
08/23/2013: Reviewed and updated.
08/06/2012: Reviewed and updated.
08/19/2011: Reviewed and updated.
10/2010: Reviewed and updated.
06/2009: Reviewed and updated.
Financial Categories: 
Student Financial Aid

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