1. What is inside "Profile"?

    There are two sub options under Profile.
    Change Profile allows you to edit your contact information, company profile, industry and and type. Only Type and Industry can be seen by students.
    Change Login allows you to change your personal login information.

  2. What is inside "Scholarships"?

    This is the section where you can add, edit or delete your scholarships. Clicking on Add a Scholarship or Edit will load a form whereby you can edit the profile of each scholarship posted and the content of each scholarship.

    Change Filter is to allow you to edit the filtering criteria for the scholarship. Once you edit the filtering, the applications will automatically be sorted out.

    Active Scholarships refer to scholarships which are posted live in the system. Archived Scholarships are those which have expired already. Each year, we will automatically archive the older scholarships and append the year after the title. This will allow you to access older scholarship applications.

    If you are not sure how to use this form, please contact your account manager and we will gladly do it for you.

  3. What is inside "Applications"?

    This is the section where you can search, view and open the application form of all the applicants for your scholarships. You will see two tables.

    The first table displays your active scholarships and the number of views and applications for the scholarship. The second table displays your redirected applications (if applicable). Redirected applications refers to people who have clicked on the Apply button on your scholarship and who were directed to your specified web site.

    To search for a particular application, click on the Search Applications button on the top of the table. This will load a search engine form. Fill in your criteria accordingly and click submit. This will load a table that displays all the applications that fit your criteria.

    You may find that a person\'s name appears twice in a row. This means that the applicant applied for different scholarships.

    To view all applications for a particular scholarship, click on the number under "Passed Filter". This will load a table of applicant names. Clicking on each application name will open a new window with the full application form loaded inside it. The applicants under "Failed Filter" refers to those who applied but did not pass the filtering criteria you set.

    "Drafts" refers to drafts applications that are stored in the system. These students have started working on the application form but have yet to apply. This is meant to be used as a gauge of applications and also a way for you to communicate with interested students who for some reason have not completed their application.

  4. How do I print an application form?

    First, click on Applications. Then click on the number of applicants under the "Passed Filter" column. This will load a table of applicant names. Click on the name desired and this will open a pop up window showing the application form.

    Inside this new window, scroll to the bottom and there is an option for PRINT.

    To print multiple applications, simply check the boxes beside the respective candidates and select the option "Print Selected"

  5. What do the various statuses mean inside the applicant table?

    If your organization is using the Brightsparks application form, here is an explanation of the various statuses that can be assigned to each application. We have tried to offer many different statuses and it is up to you how you want to use them. You have the option of whether to reveal these statuses to the candidates by checking the relevant box under "Profile".

    System Generated Statuses

    Pending This means that the application has been completed and is awaiting your review.
    Sent Via Email This means that the application has been completed and because you provided an email in the scholarship posting, the system has sent you the application via email.

    User Assigned Statuses

    Application Reviewed - Pending A Level Use this to mark a candidate as reviewed by your staff and that they have applied before A level results are released.
    Application Reviewed - With A Level Use this to mark a candidate as reviewed by your staff and they applied after A level results are released and they have updated it.
    Shortlisted for Interview Use this to mark candidates that you have shortlisted for interviews.
    Interview Round 1 Use this to mark candidates that you have shortlisted for first interview.
    Interview Round 2 Use this to mark candidates that you have shortlisted for second interview.
    Interview Round 3 Use this to mark candidates that you have shortlisted for third interview.
    Psychometric Testing / Situational Testing Use this mark candidates that are undergoing your various tests.
    Offered Use this to mark candidates that you have made offers to.
    Offered and Rejected Use this to mark candidates that you made offers to and who rejected the offer.
    Offered and Accepted Use this to mark candidates that you made offers to and who accepted the offer.
    Not Shortlisted Use this to mark candidates that you have rejected.
  6. What does the number of views next to each scholarship mean?

    The number of views refers to the number of times your scholarship has been viewed by a Brightsparks' user

  7. How do I forward an applicant to my email address?

    Under the Application table, you can check the boxes against the candidates you want and click on the "Forward Selected Application To" to email yourself or your colleagues their applications.

  8. How do I generate the email addresses of my applications?

    Under the Application table, you can check the boxes against the candidates you want and click on the "Generate Selected Email List". This feature will open a pop up box which will contain the email addresses of all those applications selected. If you wish to generate the entire search list\'s emails, just click on "Generate All Email List" button.

  9. How do I export my search result application data to excel?

    Conduct your search as per normal. Once you see the search result application table, scroll to the bottom and click on "Export All Result(s) to Excel" button. This will create an Excel file with application data.

    If you require data that is in excess of what is shown, please contact your account manager and we will help you with your request.

  10. How do I sort the various columns when I see my search results?

    You can simply click on the column titles to sort by the various columns.

  11. What does the redirected column mean?

    If you are not using the Brightsparks form to process scholarship applications, we will track all potential scholars who clicked on the apply button from Brightsparks. This redirection will be recorded and they will then be routed to your respective website or form to submit application. Please note that we are unable to confirm if the candidates will complete the registration on your form after redirection.

  12. How do I change my questionnaires/essays or add extra questions to my Scholarship Form?

    If you are using Brightsparks form to accept and process applications, you can add questionnaires or essay questions for applicants to fill out. This process is complicated and will require some programming. Please contact your account manager to get this done.

  13. What is inside "Statistics"?

    This is the section where you can view the various statistics and reports for your various scholarships. We will also be providing yearly separate reports for each sponsor of Brightsparks. We will send you the customised report in early part of the third quarter.

  14. I have a question that is not answered here. Help!

    We will be glad to answer and assist with any queries you may have. Simply contact your account manager or call us at 6776-6640. You can also email us at [email protected]

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