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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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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
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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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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

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

“NSPA membership has been a highlight of my career at Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund. The opportunity to connect with professionals who understand the importance of scholarships for college success is invaluable, and NSPA’s commitment to advancing the impact of providers is evident in all the organization offers its members. As an organization with a small staff and a large national impact, Jeannette Rankin Fund relies on the support and knowledge we receive from NSPA to serve our scholars. Our program is stronger because of NSPA, and we are honored for our organization to be recognized as Scholarship Provider of the Year.” -April Greene, Program Manager, Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund (JRF) provides scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older across the U.S. to build better lives through college completion. With a 39-year history providing over $2 Million in scholarships, the organization is rare in helping older women earn degrees. These competitive scholarships may be renewed for up to 5 years, so recipients may receive up to $10,000 in support.

To broaden our impact, JRF created an Alumnae Advisory Board in 2014, giving women whose lives were changed by our scholarships the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ to current JRF scholars and provide crucial program input to help us better meet the needs of the women we serve. Recently, members of the Alumnae Advisory Board from across the country came together to strategize around three goals for the upcoming year: creating a mentorship program for current scholars, fundraising to create an alumnae-funded scholarship, and establishing a nationwide speakers’ bureau to represent JRF in communities across the U.S. The Alumnae Advisory Board allows us to harness our alumnae’s insights and knowledge to improve our program and mobilizes a national network of passionate advocates who believe in the power of women’s education.

Jeannette Rankin scholars demonstrate courage, determination, and persistence; of alumnae responding to 2013 and 2014 surveys, 95.2% had completed a certificate or degree. They are building brighter futures through education for themselves, their families and their communities.

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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)

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