If you are an Applicant or Scholarship Administrator, continue to Blackbaud ID (BBID) to sign up for an account. Use an email address that follows your institution’s guidelines. Upon signing up, you will receive a confirmation email to verify your identity. Check your spam folder if you don’t see the email in your inbox. Once you have confirmed your account, you can start accessing the system.

Note: If you are serving as a Reference or Reviewer, you do not need to sign up for an account. Refer to the invitation email you received or see trouble signing in.

How to Create a BBID – New Account

  • Navigate to your Blackbaud Award Management site and click Sign In. Confirm that you are on the correct tab.
  • You will see a button that says “Continue with Blackbaud ID” instead of email and password fields. Click the “Continue with Blackbaud ID” button.


  • To access your account, sign in with your Blackbaud ID (BBID). If you don’t have a Blackbaud ID, select Sign Up to create one. The sign up is a one-time process. After you have
    signed up, you will be able to sign in with your new Blackbaud ID.
  • If you need to recover your password or you have not yet received an email confirming your account, see trouble signing in.

The next screen’s title is “Sign in” but has a “Sign up” link at the bottom.

  • PASSWORD must contain at least 12 characters and 3 of the following:
    – Capital letter
    – Lowercase letter
    – Number
    – Special character (!, #, %, etc.)
  • Click “Sign Up” after confirming password