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

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The NSPA Annual Conference is the convergence of the scholarship profession, the intersection between diverse scholarship funders, including institutions, private foundations, public charities, government programs, corporations, and the students our members serve.

Join more than 350 scholarship professionals for learning, networking, and sharing scholarship best practices. 

2014 NSPA Annual Conference
October 14-16, Pittsburgh, PA
Bridging the Divide to Degree Completion:
How Scholarships and Environment Empower Students to Succeed

Click here to view the conference schedule
Members: click here for session materials

Events were held at the 
Sheraton Station Square Hotel



Pre-Conference Session:
Improving Time, Task & Email Management
K.J. McCorry, CEO of Officiency, Inc.


Click here to learn about the 2014 winners!





Keynote Address:

The Art of Leadership and the Business of Social Change
William Strickland, President and CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation


General Sessions: 

Expanding Access and Reducing Barriers: Low-Income Asian American and Pacific Islander Scholarship Recipients in Community Colleges
This session is co-presented by:
Robert Teranishi, Ph.D, Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education, Morgan and Helen Chu Professor of Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Cecilia Marshall, Director, Scholarship Program, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

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Guiding and Supporting Young People in a Networked Era
Mizuko "Mimi" Ito, Ph.D, Professor in Residence, University of California Humanities Research Institute

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From College Intending to College Attending: Strategies to Mitigate Summer Melt
This session is co-presented by:
Ben Castleman, Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy, University of Virginia
Lindsay Page, Research Assistant Professor of Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

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More Than Meets the Eye: Ensuring Postsecondary Educational Opportunity for an Increasingly Diverse Rural America
Andrew Koricich, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Texas Tech University


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