The Scholarship content type contains the eligibility and other information for all the scholarships offered by USM. It is used exclusively to populate the Scholarships portal and is reserved for use by specified content creators.

  • Title *
    • Official Title of scholarship
    • Displays on: Landing page AND detail page.
  • Student Category *
    • Main category (or categories) for scholarship.
    • More than one category may be selected at a time.
    • Displays on: Used for categorization only, does not display on either landing page or detail page.
  • Merit Scholarship Order *
    • Applies to Merit Scholarships ONLY. If the scholarship is not a Merit Scholarship, ignore this field.
    • Select a number lower than 10 to make this scholarship move to the top of the list. The lower the number, the higher up the list.
      • By default, all scholarships are assigned a weight of 10, and are listed alphabetically in the list view. Manually assigning a number lower than 10 will make a specific scholarship move to the top of the list, ahead of its normal alphabetical listing. If more than one scholarship is assigned a number lower than 10, these scholarships will be ordered according to their weight (the lower the number, the higher up the list).
    • This field has no impact on listings for other categories of scholarships (e.g., if a scholarship is assigned to 'First-Year Students' AND 'Transfer Students', a priority weight of less than 10 will only cause the scholarship to appear at the top of the 'First-Year Students' list. In the 'Transfer Students' list, the scholarship will be listed alphabetically.)
    • Displays on: Used for categorization only, does not display on either landing page or detail page.
  • Continuing Undergraduates: General Area of Study
    • Applies to Continuing Undergraduates scholarships only.
    • Select the relevant area (or areas) for Continuing Student scholarships; more than one area may be selected at a time.
    • Defaults to selecting ALL areas.
    • Displays on: Used for categorization only, does not display on either landing page or detail page.
  • Graduate Area of Study
    • Applies to Graduate Student scholarships only.
    • Select the relevant area (or areas) for Graduate Student scholarships; more than one area may be selected at a time.
    • Defaults to selecting ALL areas.
    • Displays on: Used for categorization only, does not display on either landing page or detail page.
  • Description *
    • Full-text, formatted description of scholarship.
    • Displays on: Detail page only.
  • General Eligibility Requirements *
    • Concise, plain text (no formatting) list of eligibility requirements. 350-character limit.
    • Displays on: Landing page only.
  • Detailed Eligibility Requirements *
    • Full-text (formatted) list of eligibility requirements.
    • Displays on: Detail page only.
  • Award Amount *
    • Plain text (no formatting) award amount. Use dollar signs and commas where appropriate; do not use decimals.
    • Displays on: Landing page AND detail page.
  • Deadline *
    • Plain text (no formatting) deadline. Do not indicate a year.
    • Displays on: Landing page AND detail page.
  • How to Apply *
    • Full-text (formatted) description of application procedure.
    • Displays on: Detail page only.
  • Application Link
    • Full URL to application (including 'http:// . . . ', etc).
    • Displays on: Detail page only, in the form of a Scholarship Application button.
    • NOTE: If this field has data, it will be used for the Scholarship Application button link (EVEN IF the Application File field (below) also has data).
  • Application File
    • Browse your local computer to upload an application form to the site (or use the File Browser to select a file that has already been uploaded)
    • File must be PDF, TXT, DOC or DOCX type (PDF is preferred)
    • File must be no larger than 2MB
    • Displays on: Detail page only, in the form of a Scholarship Application button.
    • NOTE: If the Application Link field (above) has data, this field will be ignored (it will NOT be used for the Scholarship Application button).
  • How to Renew *
    • Full-text (formatted) list of renewal procedure.
    • If scholarship is not renewable, enter "Not renewable."
    • Displays on: Detail page only.
  • Contact *
    • Enter name of contact and select from resulting list.
    • IMPORTANT: Some people are listed in the CMS more than once, so make sure you are selecting the entry you want. To add multiple contacts, click 'Add another item' button. Multiple entries may be re-ordered by dragging compass symbol up or down.
    • Displays on: Detail page only.
  • Program Reference Code *
    • Unique (in most cases) identifier for each scholarship

All scholarship information should be entered based upon the documents from University Advancement. Only scholarships with approved documentation should be entered. Questions should be directed to University Advancement.

On a PC:
- Copy: Ctrl+C
- Paste: Ctrl+V 

On a Mac
- Copy: Command+C
- Paste: Command+V

While each scholarship is different, it is important to use consistent language and structure across all scholarships, wherever possible. This is particularly important for the Eligibility Requirements, Award Amount and Deadline fields.