In the past, applicants had to download a PDF application, complete it manually and submit it in person through a local representative. Applications would include essays, transcripts, and letters of recommendation: all of which needed to be printed out, bundled and filed for each member of the review committee.
Collecting and reviewing materials from each applicant was time-consuming and complex and the staff struggled to process applications quickly. The Saïd Foundation knew that in order to maintain and increase the quality of its scholars, the staff needed a tool that would allow them to accept, review and analyze applications easily and online.
The staff needed a tool that would allow them to accept, review and analyse applications easily and online.