SSF ID Assignment Tool

Please enter each applicant's name on a separate line.

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The SSF ID Assignment Tool was created to assist the SEBS Scholarship Foundation in assigning unique identifiers to scholarship applicants. We do this to ensure that applicants are given a fair and unbiased chance at receiving a scholarship.

How It Works

In order to keep our applicant's identities safe and our application process unbiased, we remove all Personally Identifying Information from each application and instead use an ID to refer to the application and recipient. This is done before any judges receive access to the applications, and judges do not have access to the ID mappings.

Each ID is 5 characters 0-Z excluding vowels. Example: 9X5NK

We calculate each ID at a uniform offset based on the number of names provided (e.g. 5, 10, 15, ...). In order to prevent which IDs were assigned from being determined, and to make the IDs visually diverse, we also add a randomized offset between each ID. Because each unique ID is assigned to a name selected in a random order, this process is not replicable with less than 24,300,000 names, and therefore it cannot be determined which IDs were assigned to whom.

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