Feature Spotlight: Additional Requirements

Just like conditional questions, additional requirements can help streamline your application while collecting specific information from qualified students. But you can also use AwardSpring’s additional requirements to make administrative tasks easier after awarding. Here are three super useful ways you can use additional requirements:

Further Qualify Students

Additional requirements are useful when asking for essay responses or other information that will help you make award decisions. Since students will only see a scholarship’s additional requirements once they’ve already qualified, you can ask very specific questions without the need for conditional questions. For example, let’s say you have a scholarship for Latinx students with a GPA above 3.5, and you want qualified students to write an essay about what their heritage means to them. Rather than making this essay a conditional question in the main application, where all Latinx students would see it, make it an additional requirement of your scholarship instead.

Employing additional requirements in this way gives you more configurability options if a donor has a long list of qualifications. To increase qualified applicants, we recommend limiting requirements on the main application and including as many additional requirements as you’d like for individual scholarships. This way, donors still get to include their “wish list” of preferred student qualifications without eliminating students from consideration who don’t quite match up.

Manage Post-Award Tasks with Additional Requirements

Another useful way to use additional requirements is to help you manage all of those post-award details that can take up a lot of time. You can require awarded students to upload a thank you letter, confirm their attendance at a celebration dinner, acknowledge that they’re aware of GPA requirements to maintain their award, or take any other actions that you need. Your AwardSpring application will automatically send reminders to students about fulfilling these additional requirements until all tasks are complete.

Maintain Student Eligibility for Renewable Rewards

If you have renewable rewards that require students to periodically reaffirm their eligibility, use additional requirements to collect the information you need. You can ask questions about GPA, a student’s major, or anything else - and only those students who need to answer the questions will see them.

If you have any questions about additional requirements or how best to employ them, contact us at support@awardspring.com.