What is the COMPASS scholarship selection and awarding process?

The COMPASS system processes all varieties of scholarships for students on all IU campuses, allowing administrators to award and manage scholarships from one central system.

Automatic Scholarship Awarding automatically awards some specific merit-based academic scholarships. These scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to students who meet certain selection criteria, and all of them are renewable for four years of study at IU. This process has two main components:

  • Initial review and awarding at the time the admission decision is made
  • Updated awarding after admission, triggered by receipt of new academic or test score information

This phase also includes an administrative interface to allow administrators to update award criteria, add new awards, turn off awards, and view the status of students who have already been evaluated.

Student Scholarship Application is the implementation of a student self-service scholarship application used by the IU Foundation in partnership with IU campuses. Implemented in 2009, the application is open to all students on all campuses for IU Foundation awards and several for campus-specific scholarships. The application is dynamic, based on IU Foundation and campus-level requirements. The application allows customization of instructional text, questions, essays, and other optional criteria, and also online request and submission of recommendation letters and the use of a student guest account. The administrative user interface for this phase allows manual submission of scholarship applications, the ability to change status from saved to submitted and vice versa, and the ability to print applications and recommendation letters for selected students, plus several other features. This process replaced a legacy paper-based system.

Selective Scholarship Application (SSA) is the implementation of a student selective scholarship application and the ability for departments to make decisions and recommend students for specific awards. Based on academic criteria at the time of admission, students are eligible to apply via an online application to specific awarding organizations. The application is dynamic and is based on programs to which the student is eligible. Each program has unique requirements regarding essays and recommendations. The administrative user interface in this phase is used to manage department info, essay questions, eligibility criteria, and the sorting, processing, and awarding of student applications.

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