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2015 NSPA Annual Conference 
Charleston, South Carolina
October 12-14

Weaving Cultural Awareness into Scholarship Administration:
Celebrating Differences and Fostering Communication

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2015 Scholarship Provider of the Year (SPOY) Awards

The application and nomination period for the 2015 SPOY Awards is now open!

National Scholarship Providers Association Receives Grant to Strengthen Resources for Scholarship Providers

BOULDER, CO. (December 12, 2014) –The National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) announced it is the recipient of a three-year, $400,000 grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to strengthen resources for scholarship providers. This investment in the NSPA will further develop and strengthen membership programs and services, provide a stronger national voice for scholarship providers through research and advocacy, and support NSPA’s future success through building its infrastructure.

Resources for Scholarship Programs from the NSPA


Award Displacement Talking Points
The NSPA has compiled talking points on award displacement to help students and families understand this issue. Anyone can reproduce these documents without permission, so please share with your colleagues!


National Report:
Private Scholarships Count



White Paper:
Award Displacement

Private Scholarships Count:
Access to Higher Education and
the Critical Role of the Private Sector
Click here to read report. 


Impact of Award
Displacement on Students
and their Families: Recommendations for
Colleges, Universities, Policymakers and
Scholarship Providers.
Click here to read.


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Scholarship Resources


Free Online Resources from
Pathways to College Network



Join us for a regional meeting in Houston, Texas on July 29th!
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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 Member Highlights

Golden Key International Honour Society

“NSPA has quickly become an invaluable resource to Golden Key. We have found an amazing network of scholarship providers that share our ideals in providing opportunities to students to continue their education. We have had the opportunity to network among peers, attend conferences and share best practices with other organizations, colleges and universities across the US. We feel so lucky to be a part of such a special group.” –Lenora Oeters, Director of Programs

Golden Key International Honour Society is a global collegiate honor society established to recognize university students for academic excellence. Each year, sophomores, juniors and seniors in the top 15% of their class and top-performing graduate students from all academic disciplines are invited to join the Society.

There are over 2 million Golden Key members worldwide and over 400 campus-based chapters in eight countries. Local Golden Key chapters are alive with opportunities to help members realize their potential through the three pillars that comprise Golden Key’s core mission: Academics, Leadership and Service.

Since 1977, Golden Key has recognized 12 million undergraduate and graduate students for their intellectual achievements and has awarded over $10 million in scholarships and awards.

More information about Golden Key can be found at

Read stories about our scholarship recipients and more at


Member Highlights Archive  

Job Board

Executive Director
Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
Athens, GA
(Posted 4/7/15)

Program Manager

Watson-Brown Foundation
Thomson, GA
(Posted 4/1/15)

Director of Undergraduate Scholars Program

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Atlanta, GA
(Posted 3/6/15)

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