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The Scholarship Advisor , under direction, counsels and provides student financial aid and scholarship information to prospective and currently enrolled students and their families. Assists in facilitating workshops and learns to make presentations on and off campus to groups regarding financial aid and scholarships.
Responsibilities: 25% Advises and counsels students, parents, and/or prospective students by explaining the scholarship application and awarding process while also providing information regarding options available through other financial aid such as loans, grants, and employment. Assists current and potential students, and their parents, with the scholarship process by responding to questions/concerns through email, phone or in-person. Provides support for special programs such as scholarships funded by grants, Study Abroad Scholarships, and special trust programs managed by Tarleton State University.
20% Processes and tracks private scholarships from outside resources (over 3 million dollar yearly). Conducts reconciliations daily to Banner and bi-annually to FAMIS/Canopy. Tracks non-disbursed private scholarships and works with the requisition software to set-up vendors through Texas A&M University by obtaining W-9 forms and requesting refunds. Manages over-awards by adjusting financial aid as needed when posting private scholarships.
15% Performs reviews of scholarship recipients at the end of each term to verify continuing eligibility of scholarship award. Notifies students of probationary or cancellation status and makes adjustments as needed on their financial aid package.
15% Performs outreach by conducting informational sessions while working with various departments and off-site campuses. Assists in developing publications and brochures for donors, currently enrolled students, prospective students, and their parents.
10% Assists in identifying non-resident students on scholarship(s) where out-of-state waivers will be applied. Works with Financial Aid to adjust cost of attendance budgets to reflect in-state tuition. Cancels and removes waivers on students that become ineligible.
10% Uses Academic Works to pull reports to flag scholarship applicants in Banner, identify qualified applicants for scholarship committees, and post accepted scholarships from Academic Works to Banner. Pulls reports to identify non-disbursed scholarships and corrects/cancels awards accordingly.
5% Supervises student workers and performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelors degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Oral and written communication skills. Customer Service skills. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to work individually or as a team. Ability to organize and make decisions. Ability to relate well with a diverse student population.
Preferred Experience: Some experience in planning, organizing, or in higher education preferred.
Internal Number: R-022377
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.* Please note job openings are updated on a weekly basis *