Ken Downs

Evangelizing how technology and best practices can remove friction for students, schools, and organizations in the scholarship and financial aid space, Downs is CampusLogic’s Product Evangelist. He was instrumental in leading the development of the University of Arizona’s national award-winning ScholarshipUniverse product, now part of CampusLogic’s platform. A longstanding member of the National Scholarship Provider’s Association, Downs has given workshops titled: Big Data and the Coming Scholarship Sea Change, Scholarship Hacking—Cutting the Gordian Knot, and the Scholarship Universe Story.

  • The Most Important Seat at the FinAid Table: Student Centricity and Why it Matters

    The Most Important Seat at the FinAid Table: Student Centricity and Why it Matters

    Scholarship offices focused on driving student-centricity save a seat for the student at every strategy discussion. Ken Downs explains.

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  • Why You Need A Scholarship One-Stop Shop

    Why You Need A Scholarship One-Stop Shop

    ScholarshipUniverse is the ultimate scholarship one-stop shop for staff and students. Ken Downs explains.

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  • 10 Things To Do To Make Scholarships Harder To Manage

    10 Things To Do To Make Scholarships Harder To Manage

    Poor organization of scholarships causes friction for students and administrators alike. Ken Downs shares 10 points of friction that make the scholarship ecosystem feel like a league of its own.

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  • The Meaning of Scholarships

    The Meaning of Scholarships

    Scholarships don’t just create warm and fuzzy feelings. They open doors that other types of aid can’t. In part 2 of this blog series, Ken Downs shares why scholarships are so much more than a check.

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