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This prestigious award recognizes scholarship providers who demonstrate exceptional leadership, efficiency, and impact in their support of higher education. Two outstanding scholarship providers are selected each year for this honor. Each recipient receives a $2500 cash prize sponsored by Fastweb, the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school and a top site in the Monster Worldwide Network. NSPA and Fastweb have collaborated on this award for 15 years. 
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Resources for Scholarship Programs from the NSPA


National Report:
Private Scholarships Count


White Paper:
Award Displacement

Private Scholarships Count:
Access to Higher Education and
the Critical Role of the Private Sector
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Impact of Award
Displacement on Students
and their Families: Recommendations for
Colleges, Universities, Policymakers and
Scholarship Providers.
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NSPA Leading the Way

The National Scholarship Providers Association is the only national organization dedicated solely to supporting the needs of professionals administering scholarships in colleges and universities, non-profits, foundations, and businesses.
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NSPA 2013 - 2015 Strategic Business Plan 

"NSPA has been the catalyst to helping us be more effective and efficient in our mission! Through the national conference and resource meetings, we have had the privilege to learn from like-minded organizations, discover new tools of the trade, and share in the wider movement to help more deserving students earn their college degrees." - David R. Dukes, Simon Foundation for Education and Housing

NSPA Member Highlights

Foundation For The Carolinas

“Membership in NSPA helps the Foundation For The Carolinas scholarships team stay attuned to sector trends, and to share best practices and procedures for awarding scholarships. We have utilized a number of valuable resources made possible through our membership, including the Member Q&A, the NSPA Scholarship Times and Wednesday Announcements.” – Qiana Austin, Vice President, Scholarships

Foundation For The Carolinas is the community foundation serving Charlotte and a 13-county region across the Carolinas. Since 1958, the Foundation has served as a catalyst for charitable good, connecting individuals, companies and organizations to needs and philanthropic opportunities across the region and beyond. We work in close partnership with donors, civic leaders, businesses and nonprofits to achieve a wide variety of charitable goals and to inspire philanthropy that will benefit generations to come.

Among many other charitable programs and initiatives, Foundation For The Carolinas manages more than 100 scholarship programs on behalf of our generous clients. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships to nearly 700 students.

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Job Board

College Program Coordinator
Simon Family Foundation

San Clemente, CA
(Posted 7/23/14)

Executive Director

The Peninsula College Fund
Redwood City, CA
(Posted 4/30/14)

Director of Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Gardena, CA
(Posted 4/21/14)

Director of Career Services
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Los Angeles, CA
(Posted 4/21/14)

Program Manager
Scholarships, Inc.
Green Bay, WI
(Posted 3/28/14)

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