Outside Scholarships: Selecting Recipients on Donor's Behalf
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.
Faculty, Staff and KU students
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.
Gail Sherron, Associate Director
Financial Aid and Scholarships