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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

September 12 is the last day to get the early bird rates.
Registration fees increase $100 after September 12.

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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



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

Orange County Community Foundation

“The Orange County Community Foundation and the NSPA share the belief that scholarships have the power to transform the lives of students, especially those who would not have access to higher education without these financial resources. The NSPA has been an invaluable resource toOCCF by helping me stay abreast of best practices in scholarship administration, connecting me with a wide-ranging networking platform and providing insightinto emerging trends that allow me to continually improve scholarship programsfor students.” - Michelle Abril, Orange County Community Foundation, Education & Scholarship Officer

At the Orange County Community Foundation you will find donors, dreamers and doers who make the needs of our community, our country and our world the center of their lives and the legacy of their families. The dreams we share unite us, inspire us and drive ustoward a bold vision for the future. OCCF believes that investing in youth yields long-term returns. A student’s dream of a college education is one that is shared by their teachers, parents and community. As a hub for student resources in the research and application process, OCCF administers close to 80 scholarships that serve a diverse set of needs and range from $1,000 to $20,000. In the past fiscal year (June 30, 2014 – June 30, 2015), OCCF awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to deserving local students. Additionally, OCCF provides hands-on support for donors wanting to set up and manage scholarship programs.

Founded in 1989, OCCF works with donors, strengthens the local nonprofit sector and works to find solutions to community needs. Since its inception, OCCF has awarded $300 million in grants and scholarships and ranks among the top 10 percent in asset size among more than 750 U.S. community foundations.

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Member Highlights Archive  

Job Board

Program Assistant
Asian & Pacific Island American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

Washington, DC
Deadline to apply-Sept. 10, 2015
(Posted 8/20/15)

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)

Members: to post a job announcement, email