TCU launched a new platform to give current students a one-stop shop for over $1 million in scholarship opportunities.
The online search platform ‘Horned Frog Scholar Search‘ went live last month after being created by the Office of Scholarship and Student Financial Aid.
Creators of the platform told TCU News that they wanted to reach a broader base of students by easing the access to scholarships.
“This increased visibility and awareness of available scholarships, coupled with the ease of submitting applications online, will reach a broader student base than previously possible,” they wrote.
The scholarship search is more than just a database.
FIrst, it takes basic student information such as GPA and degree from the Registrar’s Office and adds it into its system.
Then, students fill out a “general scholarship” application that includes more information on their involvement and honors.
Detailed information provided by the student should include honors, awards, organization involvement and other information which can not be gathered through other school sources.
After completing the application, the search recommends more scholarships for students based on their input. Over $1 million in possible scholarships are currently in the database.
Creating the database was a group effort by a number of TCU departments.
“The process was extensive and was the work of several offices coming together – including IT, Marketing & Communications, Donor Relations, Academic Affairs and Financial Aid – just to name a few,” said Nancy Cathey, the scholarship coordinator in the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid.