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The 2015 NSPA Annual Conference will be in Charleston, SC, from October 12-14

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

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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


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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

Red Rocks Community College Foundation

“Needless to say we are beyond excited about being recognized by the NSPA, an organization that shares our belief in the power of scholarships to transform lives. Belonging to NSPA has been tremendously valuable as we constantly seek to offer our best to students, the College, and our community.” Ron Slinger, Executive Director

The Red Rocks Community College Foundation Scholarship Program was established with the vision of helping students of all income levels have access to higher education. Since inception, the RRCC Foundation’s Scholarship Program has provided over 3,900 scholarships and more than $4.4 million to help students realize their dreams of going to college. The RRCC Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships based on both need and merit. An applicant’s grades, academic and professional goals, financial need, community service, and special circumstances are all evaluated in the awarding process. The minimum requirements to apply for the RRCC Foundation Scholarship Program are Colorado residency, a 2.0 or higher GPA, and the ability to be at least a half-time student when receiving an award.

The Red Rocks Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1993 that is devoted to supporting Red Rocks Community College in its commitment to students, learning, and excellence. In addition to its flagship programs: Scholarships, Mini-grants, and the Teaching Chair award, the Foundation responds to the needs of the institution on an ongoing basis by supporting faculty and staff in developing external resources to support their program excellence through the establishment of program designated funds. The Foundation continues to work to ensure that our community has access to high quality educational programs that are relevant and affordable thanks to a community of caring donors.

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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)

Scholarship Programs Assistant

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Alexandria, VA
(Posted 3/24/15)

Director of Undergraduate Scholars Program

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

Reisher Expansion and Program Support Specialist

The Denver Foundation
Denver, CO
(Posted 2/17/15)

Development Manager/Director

Islamic Scholarship Fund
Berkeley, CA
(Posted 2/17/15)

Program Associate for Scholar and Alumni Engagement

The Ford Family Foundation
Eugene, OR
(Posted 1/30/15)

Member Services Associate
National Partnership for Educational Access
Boston, MA
(Posted 1/16/15)

Chief Executive Officer

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(Posted 12/12/14)

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