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Scholarship Data Standard

About the Scholarship Data Standard

The Scholarship Data Standard is a royalty-free industry standard that helps more students get funds for college by allowing them to quickly and easily re-use their scholarship applications between many scholarship providers without retyping their information. Since the standard defines an electronic schema for scholarship applications, it also allows scholarship providers to automatically process scholarship applications regardless of origin. Additionally, the standard provides a bridge between scholarship software tools that were not originally designed to work together. Ultimately, the standard is intended to provide students with broader access to higher education.

The Scholarship Data Standard is royalty free and was developed by a working group of NSPA Members.
This NSPA initiative was made possible by a generous grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.




NSPA members that have adopted the Scholarship Data Standard

   
        



How It Works:





Scholarship Data Standard Kit
(Tools to help you implement the Scholarship Data Standard)

Scholarship Data Standard Presentation

This presentation provides an overview of the program and explains the process.

Download here
(click on the 2nd link titled Scholarship Data Standard Introduction)
  Program Planning Guide

This guide helps decision makers to understand the key concepts, planning, and resources necessary to use the scholarship data standard to help students access more scholarship funds for education.

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  Technical Implementation Guide

This guide helps people in a technical role to understand the key concepts, planning, and resources necessary to use the scholarship data standard to help students access more scholarship funds for education.

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Schema Diagram

This document is a schema diagram and can be used as a reference for the program.

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Scholarship Data Standard Version 1 (Program)

Download the program - to use this file, click on the link below and choose "SAVE" - please refer to the Technical Implementation Guide

Download here