What is RPAAWRD in SPARTA?
It is now the policy of Scholarships & Financial aid to direct university staff to use RPAAWRD in the scholarship application and awarding database, SPARTA, instead of direct access via Compass. This policy has been developed in response to general compliance and auditing needs. RPAAWRD tab in SPARTA is used to award scholarships and fellowships for every student at Texas A&M. Tuition and fees are to be paid thru TWAPMTS not thru RPAAWRD in SPARTA
How do I get access to RPAAWRD?
You are able to have access to RPAAWRD through SPARTA. To obtain access to SPARTA, you will need to attend a one hour training. Log in to TrainTraq and search by Category, selecting “Finance & Business – Scholarships.” This should bring up 3 courses: New Scholarship Administrator Training (Course ID 2112134), SPARTA Training (Course ID 2112436), and SOLAR Training (Course ID 2112137). There are multiple date options (average one session per month) that you can choose from. Once you register for a session and attend and complete the training, you will be given access to SPARTA/RPAAWRD.
Anyone that is new to scholarships is required to complete all three trainings. If you have dealt with scholarships in your position previously, you can sign up for just the sessions you need.