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Scholarship Selection Committee Resources

Thank you for serving on a selection committee for one of the Foundation’s scholarship funds. The Foundation's online scholarship management system streamlines the application and review process. 

Please see below for some helpful information to learn more about your role as a selection committee member.

Before it is time to review applications, what can I do to help?

Please share the application link. Throughout the scholarship season, ACF promotes all scholarships to students. Please feel free to share the application link (austincf.academicworks.com) with your contacts and network.

Watch for communication from the scholarship chair about a meeting date and time. If the application is online, you may simply review applications through the online portal without participating in a physical meeting. The committee chair will communicate about the review process and timeline.

All Selection Committee Members must complete the Individual Confidentiality Form. This form should be completed prior to reviewing scholarship applications. If you are on more than one committee, please complete a separate form for each committee in which you serve.

It’s time to review applications. What do I need to know?

Applications are accepted online, and our system ensures each applicant is qualified for each scholarship. The day after the scholarship deadline each reviewer will receive an email that provides access to the applications for review. 

Start reviewing scholarship applications. Once logged into the scholarship portal, you can start reviewing applications. It might be helpful to watch this video.

Work with your scholarship committee to review applicants and select your scholarship recipients. The online application and review process does not require you to change any aspect of your decision process. 

We've selected our scholarship recipient(s). Now what? 

After the committee has selected scholarship recipients, the Selection Committee Chair will nominate recipients through the online portal. Committee Chair: watch this video.

If the scholarship application process is offline, please complete the form below.

  • Overall Selection Committee Form - Only the selection committee chair may submit the form. Please discuss within your committee to make sure this form is completed.

Scholarship Timeline

Application opens February 1
Application deadline April 8
Award notifications sent April 25
Deadline to accept or defer July 15
Scholarship check mailed July 22
Back-up recipients awarded July 16
Back-up deadline to accept or defer August 15
Back-up checks mailed August 16
Regret letters sent August 19


Please contact us if you have any questions.