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Keynote Sponsor

Luckyday Foundation Citizenship Scholars Program at the University of Southern Mississippi

The Luckyday Foundation announced on August 2, 2001, that it would fund a record number of 400 scholarships annually at Southern Miss. The gift provides more than $1,600,000 annually to The University of Southern Mississippi, the largest gift in school history. Since the initial gift, the Luckyday Foundation has provided $27 million in gifts and commitments to the USM Foundation.
 
The gift from The Luckyday Foundation, founded by the late Frank R. Day of Jackson, Mississippi, funds scholarships for Mississippi high school seniors who demonstrate leadership skills, who are exemplary students, who are involved in their communities, and need financial assistance to pursue a higher education at The University of Southern Mississippi.
 
Luckyday Scholars are provided extra support and encouragement to help assure their academic success through a required Luckyday Citizenship seminar their freshman year, a freshman-year mentoring program, learning strategies and job seeking trainings, designated housing assignments to encourage a living/learning community, community service learning requirements, and many other opportunities.
 
In the fall of 2017, the Luckyday Program will welcome about 75 freshmen scholars to Southern Miss. There are currently 450 Luckyday Scholars in the program, freshmen through seniors. Since the scholarship's inception, over 950 Luckyday Scholars have graduated from Southern Miss.

Leadership Sponsor

Strada Education Network℠

Strada Education Network℠, formerly USA Funds®, is a new kind of nonprofit organization that takes a fresh approach to addressing — and solving — critical higher education and workforce challenges. We advance our guiding principle, Completion With a Purpose®, through a unique combination of strategic philanthropy, research and insights, and innovative solutions to improve the college-to-career connection. We work to bridge the huge disconnect that now exists between the skills and competencies that graduates take with them into the job market and the needs of employers, a skills gap that threatens the future of our nation’s economic growth and prosperity. Strada Education works to ensure all students have the tools and resources they need to successfully compete in today’s global workforce. Strada Education Network is building on the 56-year legacy of USA Funds — which helped more than 22 million students and parents pay for college.

Platinum Sponsor

CampusLogic

ScholarshipUniverse by CampusLogic provides colleges and universities the only complete solution for scholarship management. Designed to deliver a personalized and engaging experience for students, ScholarshipUniverse helps to increase student engagement and access to scholarship opportunities. For staff, ScholarshipUniverse streamlines scholarship management processes to boost efficiency of application review and awarding, increase fund utilization and ultimately, improve student retention. Drive student engagement, reduce administrative burden, and be more strategic about awarding with ScholarshipUniverse.

CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial services. Easy. Mobile. Personalized. Our cloud-based platform helps schools increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of administration. More than 400 schools serving 1.4 million students improve enrollment, process efficiencies, and student satisfaction by better engaging students from their initial college search through graduation.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was organized for charitable educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain research and educational functions within the livestock industry. It is the general policy of the Show to utilize in the fiscal year subsequent to which it is earned the excess of its revenue over expenses for the furtherance of its exempt purpose including the granting and/or funding of agricultural scholarships educational endowments agricultural research projects and other similar programs and the funding of related capital additions and improvements. The funds of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are used exclusively to meet necessary expenses for its upkeep and operation and in furtherance of the exempt purpose of the organization.

Kaleidoscope

There are plenty of ways to get your scholarship launched. But a template isn’t for you. Abandoning your goals for someone else's isn’t for you. Your program reflects who you are, who you support, what you want to achieve. Sure, you could build it yourself. But, designing, developing, dragging, dropping, disbursing, declining are full time jobs! Wouldn't it be better if all that stuff could just happen without giving up your goals...it can. We are here for you! Kaleidoscope is a public benefit company, working where technology, business and finance meet. Our approach transforms how education is funded and how students benefit. By creating online community for funders and fundees, we are building a future where financial solutions are as diverse as each of you and the students you support…and that doesn’t cost an arm and leg. That's good for everyone! Let’s build a smarter future together. Come see us.

Silver Sponsor

CampusLogic

ScholarshipUniverse by CampusLogic provides colleges and universities the only complete solution for scholarship management. Designed to deliver a personalized and engaging experience for students, ScholarshipUniverse helps to increase student engagement and access to scholarship opportunities. For staff, ScholarshipUniverse streamlines scholarship management processes to boost efficiency of application review and awarding, increase fund utilization and ultimately, improve student retention. Drive student engagement, reduce administrative burden, and be more strategic about awarding with ScholarshipUniverse.

CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial services. Easy. Mobile. Personalized. Our cloud-based platform helps schools increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of administration. More than 400 schools serving 1.4 million students improve enrollment, process efficiencies, and student satisfaction by better engaging students from their initial college search through graduation.

Daniels Fund

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Our scholarship program consists of the Daniels Scholarship Program and the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides four-year college scholarships for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program provides college scholarships for non-traditional students of all ages, awarded by select colleges and universities using funds provided by the Daniels Fund.


Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates

Knowing that education has the power to change lives for the better, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates was established as a nonprofit group focused on a single objective: helping students nationwide prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education and student loan repayment. As a leading student loan guarantor and servicer, Great Lakes has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to provide assistance and repayment planning to more than 8 million borrowers—as well as assistance to colleges and lenders nationwide. The group's earnings support one of the largest and most respected education philanthropy programs in the country. Since 2006, Great Lakes has committed over $200 million in grant funding to promote higher education access and completion for students of color, low-income students, and first-generation students.


National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) mission of service to the public is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s training and education, career development, and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1987, the NRAEF and its portfolio of programs work to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice workforce. Our industry leading initiatives include: ProStart® – a national high-school career and technical education program; Restaurant Ready – partnering with community based organizations to provide “opportunity youth” with skills training and job opportunities; Military – helping military servicemen and women and veterans transition their skills to restaurant and foodservice careers; Scholarships – financial assistance for students pursuing restaurant, foodservice and hospitality degrees; and, the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship – a partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association to develop the industry’s first-ever standardized apprenticeship and certification.


The Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation located in Roseburg, Oregon. Roseburg lies in southern Oregon where the North Umpqua and the South Umpqua rivers join — timber country. A Scholarship Office in Eugene, Oregon, supports Foundation scholarship recipients attending college or university. Started in 1957, the Foundation now manages large, internal programs and offers scholarships. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to public charities predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Our heritage comes from such communities and the men and women who created them.


Bronze Sponsor

Indigenous Education, Inc.

As a result of the Cobell v. Salazar litigation, settled in 2012, Indigenous Education, Inc. (IEI) was created to administer the Cobell Scholarship Program. Since its inception in February 2016, IEI has worked to provide elevated opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native college students through empowering them with an impactful scholarship experience designed to support their success in higher education. Qualified recipients of a Cobell Scholarship must be enrolled members of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, be enrolled full-time in an accredited nonprofit institution, exhibit a competitive GPA, provide evidence of leadership and community engagement, and demonstrate through institutional verification an unmet need after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards are distributed separately at vocational, undergraduate, and graduate/professional levels. A department of Research and Student Success has been implemented to understand how IEI and other scholarship providers can positively affect student success in higher education.

TD

Unique in Canada, the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are designed to recognize the achievements of youth who are making a difference and help them realize their educational goals. After all, today’s community-minded students are tomorrow’s leaders.

Copper Sponsor

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

To celebrate Coca-Cola’s centennial in 1986, The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers came together to fund the Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation. This commitment to education enables the Foundation to support over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System. The mission of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is to provide scholarship programs and lifelong enrichment opportunities in support of exceptional peoples’ thirst for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world.

Elks National Foundation

The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today's veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities. Since inception, the ENF has contributed $455.4 million toward Elks charitable projects nationwide. Our programs continue to grow each year, allowing Elks to do even more to build stronger communities.

Horatio Alger Association

Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. The Association honors the achievements of outstanding leaders who have accomplished remarkable successes in spite of adversity by bestowing upon them the Horatio Alger Award and inducting them as lifetime Members. Horatio Alger Members support promising young people with the resources and confidence needed to overcome adversity in pursuit of their dreams through higher education. Through the generosity of its Members and friends, the Association awards more than $18 million annually in undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarships across the United States and Canada and provides college support and mentoring services to its Scholars. Since 1984, the Association has awarded more than $125 million in college scholarships to more than 25,000 deserving young people.

Independent Colleges of Indiana

Independent Colleges of Indiana serves as the collective voice for the state’s 30 private, nonprofit colleges and universities, advocating for excellence and choice in higher education for all students. It accomplishes this mission through advocating for student financial aid at the state and federal levels and leading collaborative efforts among its members. With the state’s highest four-year on-time graduation rates, ICI member institutions enroll some 100,000 students, contribute more than $5 billion to Indiana’s economy each year, provide workforce talent, and serve as cultural and civic anchors.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. By offering the largest scholarships in the country, in-depth academic counseling and other direct services, the Cooke Foundation seeks to help high-performing, low-income students to develop their talents and excel educationally. Cooke Scholars are selected from a national pool using such factors as exemplary academic achievement, financial need, grit, determination and social commitment. In addition to providing students both counseling and financial support from middle school to graduate school, the Cooke Foundation provides significant grants for noteworthy and innovative initiatives that support high-performing, low-income students.33333333333

Mat-Su Health Foundation

Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) is the official business name of Valley Hospital Association, Inc., which shares ownership of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough. MSHF board members and representatives actively participate in the governance of the hospital and protect the community’s interest in this important healthcare asset through board oversight. The MSHF invests its share of Mat-Su Regional’s profits into charitable works and scholarship opportunities to improve the health and wellness of Alaskans living in Mat-Su. The foundation’s scholarship program has grown to more than $770,000 annually in a community of 100,000 residents. The program initially offered only academic scholarships, but has now been expanded to include vocational scholarships in order to build the community’s health care workforce of tomorrow. More information is available online.

The Terry Foundation

The Terry Foundation is the largest private scholarship provider in Texas. The Foundation’s mission is to improve and develop the State of Texas by assisting incoming freshmen and transfer scholars to attend the state’s finest public universities. Terry Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, and financial need. Terry Scholars are challenged to achieve their highest potential in scholarship, leadership, and service – to their university, the State of Texas, and the world. United by their common excellence and motivated by their pledge to give back, Terry Scholars build a community of fellowship and mutual respect on campus and as part of the ever-expanding network of Terry Scholar Alumni.44444444444444

Scholarship Provider of the Year Sponsor

Fastweb

Fastweb is the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for college. We are in our 22nd year of supporting student’s efforts to fund their education with our free scholarship database containing over 1.5 million scholarships, our college search functionality and financial aid information. We support our educators with free printed student materials. Students, parents, scholarship providers and over 60,000 educators make-up our community. Please visit Fastweb for Educators at www.fastweb.com/educators. We are a proud sponsor of the Scholarship Provider of the Year award given out annually through the National Scholarship Providers Association.

 

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2017 Conference Exhibitors

This year's conference will feature over 20 Exhibitors showcasing their products and services to help you improve your scholarship program. Don't miss the opportunity to network with our 2017 Exhibitors and attend demonstrations of their innovative tools and resources. This year's Exhibitors will be presenting various scholarship management software products, financial solution tools, college success and retention services, and online application management tools, to name a few. See a full list of our exhibitors here.



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