Efficiency was key for scholarship and mentor programs using Kira in 2022. 50% of scholarship and mentor programs reported saving more than 20 hours of work per cycle with Kira.

In fact, 67% of scholarship and mentor programs named efficiency as the biggest benefit of conducting their interviews in Kira Talent.

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Where Kira fits in the scholarship and mentorship selection process

With efficiency top of mind, it’s hardly a surprise that all scholarship and mentor programs chose to evaluate applicants using an Asynchronous Assessment in Kira. The on-demand assessment offers selection committees deeper insights into applicants' traits and soft skills, including leadership and communication, without the organizational burden of a traditional interview.

“The competencies we developed with Kira provide objective, measurable metrics for our mentor selection. We’re getting more qualified candidates with skills that more closely align with the values and goals of the program.”

- Dallyce Bialowas, Student Engagement Specialist at the University of Alberta Faculty of Science

For 83% of scholarship and mentor programs, Kira fit into the final step of the selection process, giving selection teams the comprehensive insights they needed without inconveniencing staff, faculty, or applicants. 

What’s top of mind for scholarship and mentor programs in 2023?

“Transitioning our in-person interviews onto Kira Talent as well.”

“Identifying top talent to offer scholarships to.”

“Increasing process efficiency for our staff and applicants.”