UW-Madison’s online scholarship management platform is called the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). It provides a single scholarship website for institutions, making it easy for administrators to promote all available scholarships on campus to the entire student population. Each student receives a unique, personalized view of the scholarships that they are most qualified for based off student data.
- Post-acceptance resources to help guide students fill out profiles and write thank you notes
- The Stewardship module, formerly known as ‘Engage,’ is being assessed for further development in the 2020-21 time period.
AcademicWorks (AW)/Blackbaud Award Management (BBAM) is an online scholarship management platform that provides a single scholarship website for institutions, making it easy for administrators to promote all available scholarships on campus to the entire student population. Each student receives a unique, personalized view of the scholarships that they are most qualified for based off student data. At UW-Madison, our system is called the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). The WiSH system went live in Fall 2018.
Resources for campus partners using WiSH can be found in the wisc.edu knowledgebase. Only campus staff have access to the WiSH portal.
The companion module, Stewardship Management (formerly known as Engage), provides donor relations and stewardship professionals with a convenient place to store all information required for donor reporting, and the ability to curate information about recipients, disbursements, and “thank-you” letters. The Stewardship Management module partially launched 2019-2020. Both WFAA Development/Stewardship staff and campus scholarship staff can be granted access to this module.
To find out more information about Engage, please contact WFAA’s Stewardship Team.
Donor Bios (Donor Profiles)
WiSH donor profiles are meant to tell the donor’s story to help student recipients engage in meaningful conversations. This helps you fill out the donor profile in WiSH.
Portfolios and Auxiliary Codes
When a new Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association scholarship fund has been created, a complimentary WiSH portfolio should be created. This outlines the steps to create a WiSH portfolio.
WiSH requires a label for each scholarship that describes the scholarship type. Choose the label that most accurately describes the scholarship you are working on.
This outlines questions to include in the WiSH post-acceptance section. Asking the scholarship recipient to answer these questions will help the donor get to know the recipient.
This outlines what makes a good thank-you note from a student scholarship recipient to a donor. These guidelines have been distilled from some of our best letters to donors.