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.

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.

STAR (Scholarship Tracking and Reporting)

This session provides training for the STAR (Scholarship Tracking and Reporting) tool 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) and submit it to OIT Data Security.

Student data inquiry and update training 

Student Data Inquiry (SDI) and Student Data Update (SDU) training are now BOTH available online. Sign into ULearn and search for "Student Data Inquiry" or Student Data Update" to access the training courses. 

Upcoming meetings scheduled for scholarship administrators:

Date Location
Feb. 14, 2017 - 1 p.m. 101 Walter Library
April 4, 2018 - 1 p.m. 101 Walter Library
June 6, 2018 - 1 p.m. 101 Walter Library
Aug. 1, 2018 - 1 p.m. 101 Walter Library



General contact

Accounting/item type/finance
Bob Balfour

Scholarship automation/processing
OSF Scholarship unit

Nate Rosckes

Dianne Danov

Molly Nelson

Simon Pham

Kari Zakariasen

DMS access and training
Mary O'Brien

STAR application
Renee Jackson

Peter Dahl