Scholarship Tracking and Reporting (STAR) - Training and Access

Group training sessions have been scheduled for the new STAR tool in DMS! The tool is designed to assist those who have a role in scholarship finance and award administration (those who do projections, scholarship entry, general scholarship management). If you work with scholarships and have not attended training, please plan to attend one of the following STAR training sessions:

No Need to RSVP for the following session:
      • Thursday, November 3rd, 9am - 11am (McNamara Alumni Center Boardroom - 5th floor)
You MUST RSVP to Mary O'Brien, mkobrien@umn.edufor the following sessions: 
      • Thursday, Nov 10th, 2:00-3:00 (McNamara Alumni Center Boardroom - 5th floor)
      • Thursday, Nov 17th, 10:30-11:30 (McNamara Alumni Center Boardroom - 5th floor)
      • Friday, Nov 25th, 9:00-10:00 (McNamara Alumni Center Boardroom - 5th floor)

Ongoing training sessions will be held monthly as part of the regular DMS training calendar.

If you are not sure if you should attend training, or for other questions regarding STAR, contact Rose Pederson at

Regarding access, users must attend a STAR training to be granted DMS access to use the STAR tool. CLA users should contact Rose Pederson to request STAR access, after you have had the STAR training. Note that we must hold on submitting access requests pending some access issues yet to be worked out.

Additional information about STAR:  The Scholarship Tracking and Reporting (STAR) database is being built in DMS and tracks all scholarships and fellowships paid to students, no matter the funding source (UM Foundation, O&M, Treasury Accounting.) STAR will pull balances for scholarship and fellowship funds from EFS and DMS.  The goal is to have the database fully functioning and everyone trained so we are using STAR for projections to make FY13 awards.  Anyone interested who is in a role involving projections, administration or awarding of scholarships may sign up for training.

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