Why We Created AwardSpring NOW
When we first created AwardSpring, we had just one version that was built to serve schools with robust scholarship offerings. But we soon realized that there were many small schools, foundations, and organizations with just one or two scholarships - and there just wasn’t a scholarship management solution that made sense for them. These folks didn’t need all the bells and whistles that larger schools expect, but they still invested a lot of time and effort in scholarship management that could be better spent elsewhere. In fact, small organizations with few scholarships are more likely to have ad hoc scholarship management processes run by individuals who only do it as part of their job rather than dedicated staff. Creating an organized and effective process in that environment can be really tough, and there are no benefits of scale when administering so few scholarships.
So we wondered - could we create a version of our solution that served the needs of these smaller organizations while bringing the price down to a level that made financial sense for them?
In 2017, we did. AwardSpring NOW is a slimmed-down version of our PRO software for smaller schools, foundations, and professional organizations with five or fewer scholarship opportunities. By whittling our PRO version features to just the essentials, we were able to bring the price down to just $99 per month for one scholarship, plus $29 per month for each additional scholarship. Now small schools and foundations can eliminate significant overhead, increase their number of applicants, and benefit from our expert guidance and assistance to make their scholarship programs more effective - and they don’t need to break the bank to do it.
At AwardSpring, our ultimate goal is to help more students get the scholarships they need. AwardSpring NOW makes it possible for us to partner with small schools and foundations to do just that.
To learn more about AwardSpring NOW’s features and benefits, read this post by our COO, Daniel Orofino.
Posted on Fri, January 10, 2020
by Grace Stimson