AwardSpring

AwardSpring


4.5 / 5
23 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Any organization that offers scholarships, fellowships, stewardship's, or grants that wants to streamline their application process to save time, reduce errors, and find the most qualified applicants.


Average Ratings

23 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Please contact sales@awardspring.com for annual pricing.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • AwardSpring
  • awardspring.com/
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About AwardSpring

AwardSpring is a state-of-the-art, easily customizable and configurable scholarship management solution, designed to be utilized by all scholarship management experience levels, built to meet every unique scholarship management need and process. AwardSpring helps customers transform their scholarship management process; from how they receive applications, manage review teams, award scholarships, communicate with applicants/winners, and gather data for reporting.


AwardSpring Features

  • Applicant Management
  • Applicant Portal
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Customizable Forms
  • Interview Management
  • Recommendations Management
  • Reviewer Management
  • Scoring
  • White Label

AwardSpring Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Quality Platform, Awesome People.

Aug 09, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the software is relatively easy to use and all information is readily accessible. I also like the follow-up feature/additional requirements because it allows me to decide what I want to do be it gathering data or creating thank you cards . My favorite "feature" about the software is the team of people who provide assistance and support (i.e. Sales, Implementation Specialists, and Tech Support) AND the fact that they listen to your feedback and ideas and will often implement features sparked from those conversations. What that means for everyone using the software is the platform will keep getting better, and anything better than awesome is excellent in my book.

Cons: Dashboard and Email features

Overall: When we purchased the software we had a really quick deadline to get everything implemented in time for the scholarship season. As with any new software, there was a learning curve and we did have a couple of hiccups along the way, however the customer support was absolutely awesome at solving any issues that cropped up and helped each of us understand the platform and it's capabilities better. With some companies you purchase their product and you regret it or never hear from them again. That is not the case with AwardSpring, they are there for you when you need them. I cannot say enough about the customer support and service!

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are shopping for this type of software, you can stop searching and comparing - you have found what you are looking for in AwardSpring. Also, AwardSpring offers a service where they will input all the scholarship information and qualifications which make up the application questions for $500. Make that purchase! Trust me, it is a wise decision and will save you time and money.

Excellent Scholarship Application Software

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: AwardSpring is easy to use for someone with just about any level of software experience. You follow the directions, create your application, and you are pretty much ready to go. We also like the new pricing options. It's great that AwardSpring comes as both a Pro option as well as the month-to-month Now option. It makes the software a good fit for organizations of any size.

Cons: The software has one or two hidden buttons or toggles you have to find and make sure they are activated correctly in order for applicants to submit their applications. Fortunately, there's extensive help options when you just can't get something to work correctly. We also wish the submit application button was highlighted more or in a different color. So many of our applicants finish their applications, the info is auto-saved and they think they are done without hitting submit. If the button were green, and perhaps at the top of the page, maybe more applicants would notice they have to hit submit in order to be totally done.

Overall: AwardSpring has saved us hours of work compiling all the pieces we need to see from our applicants. We don't have to wait for mailed-in applications or exhibits to have an applicant finish their submission. We also love the review feature. Our volunteers can log in from anywhere, and at any time to review applications. We get so much more done with AwardSpring and in an efficient and easy manner!

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The BEST!!!!

Sep 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is difficult to narrow down my favorite thing about AwardSpring, but if I have to only choose one it is definitely the administrative time is has saved me! From setting up scholarships, to helping applicants through the process, to reviewing applications, to awarding and receiving thank-you notes, the process is seamless and easy! Definitely well worth the money!

Cons: My least favorite thing is that sometimes it takes a while for the things on my wish list to be implemented, but there is a wish list! That in itself is awesome! The staff and developers look at the wish list and try to implement the items you suggest!

Overall: In addition to the administrative time AwardSpring has saved me and our scholarship review team, our students love it! This process is so easy for a school that spans 11 counties with one scholarship rep! My job is worlds easier thanks to the AwardSpring platform! The ladies in support are amazing too! I know them by name and there is no waiting on hold nonsense. I can't speak highly enough about this product and the staff!

AwardSpring review

Nov 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The affordability of the product was a plus for us as we are a small college. I also liked that the features and imports were easy to use as I manage the scholarship process myself. I have help from our IT department, but it is a process I can manage with out too much support. I like that the review process has been easy for our reviewers.

Cons: I would like to be able to use separate award cycles. The product only allows for one award cycle at a time. I would also like more robust reporting features - I feel as if I need to manipulate the reports in excel once they have downloaded. Also, I am frustrated that you can not delete questions that are no longer necessary on the application. We've had to do a work around by making the unwanted question's answer be an obscure choice (like a country address that is unlikely someone would choose as an option).

Overall: My overall experience has been very good. The support team is excellent and always available to help.

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With AwardSpring Our Program Has Grown

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Since switching from a manual system to AwardSpring, we have changed our focus from administration to development. Now entering our fourth season, our community-based program has grown from $70,000 in scholarships to $160,000 expected in this coming year. Students love it because they need only complete one application to apply for many of our scholarships.

Cons: The "award" stage requires a few steps, and it is easy to forget them, year to year. Perhaps a prompt to take you to the next action item would help.

Overall: I've been very pleased with AwardSpring. Many of our early suggestions for product improvements have been implemented by the staff, and we always get prompt answers to any questions that arise. The initial set up took some time, but every subsequent year the ramp-up work is minimized because of the ease of using the system. We now focus on developing more scholarships for students, rather than admiistering them.

Perfect for our smaller foundation

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: AwardSpring is very easy to learn and use! It gives both students and administrators good control over their application and is visually appealing.

Cons: There are a few things I'd like to change about the way letters of recommendation are handled. It would be nice if students were notified when they were submitted and it would be nice if could be matched to scholarships before they request the letters of recommendation - that way when students realize they don't qualify for any scholarships, they don't have to bother getting letters of rec. I would also love it if there was a way for reviewers to jot down notes on each application.

Overall: AwardSpring allows us to review online and that has helped streamline our review process tremendously. It has saved me time and money and I enjoy being able to check in and see who has reviewed and who has not.

Good to Work With

Nov 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of having reviewers judge the applicants and the fully customization for the scoring sheets. Easily copying one set of scholarships to the next cycle. Impersonating users. The ability to sort the applicants in the award and deny screen. Ability to see which students have been awarded when looking at all scholarships.

I've been extremely happy with the customer service. Very quick response and assistance.

Cons: The process to implement was longer than expected. You cannot overlap award cycles. No real record of what emails have been sent. List of scholarships disappears if they are not in that award cycle. Sometimes it's tough to see all of the information on the award and deny screen with the different scrolling options.

Overall: When we started our service with AwardSpring, as mentioned, the implementation process took longer than expected and there were hiccups along the way. I think in the years that have followed, the company has made strides in creating new updates to fix issues/bugs and their customer service team is always ready with quick, effective assistance.

More Than Doubled Applicants

Dec 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: AwardSpring is a very easy to use software that allows for any type of question an organization might wish to ask their applicants to be asked easily with defined criteria. It makes the students lives easier with being able to see their applications, continuing at any point. We are able to retrieve data fairly easily and generally customize the application almost however we wish.

Cons: There are a few deficiencies with the product, namely there is no ability to do custom reporting, you cannot update a list of options after making them (e.g. Q3 has options A, B, & C, later on you want to add D, you cannot without deleting and recreating the question), and all scholarships must share the same application base, that is without making things conditional if you have 2 or more scholarships, they share the same questions, which is irritating if you have very different scholarships.

Overall: Overall AwardSpring has been a very positive experience, the first year we started with AwardSpring we saw a more than doubling of the number of applicants to our scholarship coming from a paper application. There are no major issues with the product at all and the tech support is very responsive to questions asked while also taking feature requests. We have recommended AwardSpring to several other organizations who have also had just as positive experiences.

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: AwardSpring is easy to use for both applicants and administrative users. I have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback since we have switched over to AwardSpring.

Cons: I don't have anything that I can say I don't like. This software in my opinion is AMAZING.

Overall: I am to provide real time information, monitor the review process and the entire process is paperless and all online makes life so much easier than what we had been using before. The customer service is by far the ABSOLUTE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! It's like you're talking to a friend that will do everything possible to assist you.

Extremely User Friendly

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I get compliments all the time about how easy it is to apply for scholarships through Award Spring from students and high school counselors.

Cons: I really wish there was more ad hoc reporting capabilities, as well as Spell Check in the essay answers.

Overall: AwardSpring helped me streamline our scholarship process. Reviewers love it, students love it, and all this for a very affordable cost. When I need help, customer services is always ready and willing, and they're super friendly, too!

By Far The Best Scholarship Software

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is intuitive to scholarship processes and allowed us to significantly reduce administrative time.

Cons: I cannot think of a single thing at the moment.

Overall: Amazingly easy implementation

Strong customer service support from AwardSpring staff

Easy to use software with no glitches

Integrated (with blinding option)review process

Happy donors, reviewers, staff and students

Great product and customer service!

Nov 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was really easy to set up and has a lot of features to guide you along the way.

Cons: The sorting feature for reviewers. I wish they could sort by other categories other than alphabetical.

Overall: I love using AwardSpring. We went from a paper application process for scholarships to AwardSpring and it has made my job so much less tedious and gives me the ability to collect information very easily. Plus the customer service is excellent. They respond quickly and ensure you have the answers you need.

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Good, not great

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The platform has a nice user interface for the applicant.

It's fairly easy to create and edit applications.

Cons: You can't have more than one cycle open at once.

The list of canned reports is small and custom reports take several days.

There is no easy way to see applicants who are working on applications.

Overall: The customer service is great. I'm almost always able to speak with someone when I call rather than having to wait or receive a call back.

I think the price reflects the quality of the platform.

Easy to Use, Customer Support is Phenomenal

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For a non-techy person like me, it is very easy to understand and use.

Cons: I can honestly say there isn't anything I dislike.

Overall: Before AwardSpring, we had a paper based application process. It was cumbersome, time consuming and there was far more room for human error on our part. AwardSpring has streamlined our application process not only on the administrative end, but for our applicants as well. Customer support has been the shining star for us - they are incredibly responsive and sensitive to our needs as just one of many varying size and varying need clients being serviced by this software platform.

Great tool for assisting with our Scholarship process.

Nov 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of changing the settings and adding / subtracting elements. Additionally, the customer service is excellent.

Cons: The reporting features have been a challenge. Customizing reports or pulling off just one student's information is not as clean as preferred.

Overall: Everything we have asked of the customer service has been handled competently and efficiently.

Award Spring Review

Nov 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of having all my scholarships online and one application for the students.

Cons: It's easy once you get it all set up, but I have a few scholarships that are a bit tricky but Award Spring walked me through it. It's sometimes hard to delete/add a question.

Overall: They are very helpful when I call and always resolve my problems.

Satisfied User

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like that I am able to copy all my scholarships to the next award cycle. Individual reports that is tailored to my needs and request.

Cons: Same application form for all scholarship.

Overall: Award Spring has the best user support staff I have ever experience. They listen to your needs and is able to give you exactly what was requested.

It's easy

Nov 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: That it centralizes the scholarship application, review and selection process.

Cons: There is no automatic notification to the students when a reference letter is posted to their application. And no automatic way to let them know that reference letters are missing.

Overall: There are some great advantages for the students--ability to apply anywhere, anytime they have internet access. Fabulous that the application is saved as they go. Customer service was stellar throughout our first year experience. The initial set up was time consuming, but well worth it. For the most part, reviewers liked the process. The biggest challenge was setting up scorecards and getting reviewers to complete in a timely manner.

Customer Service

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the customer service. I have never had better customer service from any company. My questions are answered immediately whether I email or call.

Cons: It's a little difficult to remove a question from the application at this point. However, I hear that this is being addressed.

Overall: Our students have received the benefit of this software. The application process is extremely easy as they only have to aply once to be considered from close to 100 scholarships.

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AwardSpring - well worth it

Nov 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: AwardSpring was fairly intuitive to set up. When we needed assistance, the help we received was quick and thorough. Once set up, it is easy to use for applicants, admins, and reviewers.

Cons: I would like to see the ability to create customized reports. For now, though, AwardSpring will customize for us any report we need.

Overall: Overall, AwardSpring has helped us to automate the scholarship application process. It's been much easier to review and award scholarships with AwardSpring versus the old system of reviewing paper applications.

Very Good and User Friendly Software

Nov 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is very easy to use and self explanatory. You let them know what you need and that is what you get. SIMPLE.

Cons: A possible upgrade is needed. Software is very easy to use, but there needs to be some advanced capabilities with certain programs.

New User Review

Aug 09, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Videos are good that you provide for training. Your support personnel are excellent.

Cons: Setting up the scholarships and their respective cycle can be challenging.

Overall: I am a new user to this program. I am grateful for your support office as I navigate this software. Some of this is difficult to understand or figure out. With your support team we have been able to take care of business.

Recommendations to other buyers: The ability to edit and make changes could be easier. It would be great if cycles could cross over one cycle over another too.

Works great!

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software has made our scholarship application process much simpler.

Cons: Sometimes issue do arise, but are quickly resolved.