Information Collection and Sharing
Two types of information may be collected on MyScholarshipCentral.org: personal information you knowingly choose to share and aggregate site use information as you and others use our site. Scholarship Central does not sell, rent, or loan any personally identifying information to outside parties. By responding to signature questions on each application, students agree that their application information may be reviewed by the specific scholarship organization that sponsors the opportunity. All sponsor organizations sign a formal partner agreement that requires them to keep student application information confidential.
To help counselors and advisors support students through the scholarship application process, a small amount of data may be shared. If a counselor, advisor, or college access program staff member requests this information, the following information is shared: student name and their general application status (drafted or submitted) and whether a student has started an opportunity application.
All other data and information sharing are done in aggregate without revealing personal information.
MyScholarshipCentral.org Users: Their Roles and Responsibilities
- Students can only access their personal, verified account. It is their responsibility to protect their username and password.
- Opportunity administrators can access any information related to their specific scholarship including opportunity applications, letters of recommendation, and general applications. Opportunity administrators agree each year to keep application information confidential.
- System administrators have full access to the information on MyScholarshipCentral.org. This small group of people are employed fulltime by scholarship providing foundations and sign a specific system administrator non-disclosure agreement each year.
- Scholarship reviewers can access the applications (including uploaded documents and letters of recommendation) of students assigned to them. Providers that use the system may or may not disclose personally identifying information about applicants depending on their unique scholarship requirements.
Blackbaud Award Management
Email is the primary form of communication from MyScholarshipCentral.org. The platform utilizes three forms of email communication – through MyScholarshipCentral.org, through an email marketing system, and through individual email addresses. By creating an account on MyScholarshipCentral.org, you have “opted in” to receiving these communications. Other ways to opt in include voluntarily sharing your email address for the purpose of receiving information or explicitly granting permission to another organization to share your address with its business partners which include MyScholarshipCentral.org.
Together, MyScholarshipCentral.org and its automated email vendors use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system. These email vendors will not share, sell, or rent any information about you without your expressed, written permission, unless compelled to do so by law. Every mass email communication contains a link at the bottom: “Review/Edit Your Account Information or Unsubscribe.” Click this link and follow instructions to unsubscribe or edit/review your account information.
MyScholarshipCentral.org also gives student users the opportunity to opt-in to receive text messages. Students must answer YES to the texting opt-in question on the general application, as well as respond to an opt-in text sent by MyScholarshipCentral.org. Students can opt out of texting anytime by responding STOP to a text message or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right to Amend
MyScholarshipCentral.org reserves the right to amend its privacy policies at any time. Therefore, please review them periodically. Use of the website after changes to the policies will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.
For additional information about this site, to ask questions about these privacy policies, or to review or correct personal information collected by MyScholarshipCentral.org, please contact Scholarship Central staff by phone, in person, or through email.
Adopted August 25, 2020