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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 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

The Suder Foundation

“NSPA is a valuable resource and provides a strong support network for our organization. From weekly updates or webinars to learning from and connecting with peers at the national conference, NSPA provides multiple opportunities to stay current about issues that impact scholarship providers.” - Diane Schorr, Executive Director

The mission of The Suder Foundation (TSF) is to dramatically improve the graduation rate of first-generation college students and prepare each scholar for a life with self-awareness, success, and significance. As a private operating foundation, we accomplish this mission through First Scholars®—our holistic student success program currently operating at seven four-year public universities across the nation.

Scholars participate in co-curricular programming and receive personalized support, including a $5,000 annual scholarship renewable for a total award of $20,000. The program is open to incoming first-time, full-time freshmen whose parents have no more than two years of education beyond high school and no post-secondary degree. The inaugural 2010-2011 cohort is on target to graduate at a rate of 80% within 5 years. Over 350 Scholars will be participating in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Affiliate universities form a long-term working partnership with our First Scholars national office, which facilitates connections among the network to share resources and strategies to benefit First Scholars’ participants. A primary objective for the program has been to serve as a living laboratory to establish best practices for working with first-gen students—then identify those proven strategies that can be adapted and scaled into broader initiatives designed to impact much larger segments of these students on university campuses. Through additional funding in 2014, current affiliate universities are creating new models of support for first-gen students which will be piloted in the coming academic year and evaluated for further expansion.

Visit our website at: http://firstscholars.org/

 


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Job Board

College Program Coordinator
Simon Family Foundation

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

Program Coordinator, Scholarships and Special Programs
National Medical Fellowships
New York, NY
(Posted 6/5/14)

Programs Intern
National Medical Fellowships
New York, NY
(Posted 6/5/14)

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)


Assistant Director - Multiple Positions

Washington State University
Student Financial Services
Pullman, WA
(Posted 2/4/14)


IT Specialist

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Atlanta, GA
(Posted 2/3/14)


Director of College Success

Denver Scholarship Foundation
Denver, CO
(Posted 1/24/14)


Members: post a job announcement by emailing shughes@scholarshipproviders.org