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National Scholarship Providers Association



If you are interested in becoming a member please read the NSPA Benefits below as well as the Membership Types and Dues page. You may submit your application online here.
Membership applications are reviewed bi-weekly and applicants are notified within one week of submitting an application.

Be a part of this exciting movement to promote access and success in higher education through scholarships!



NSPA Membership Benefits

  • Annual Conference - Network face-to-face with fellow scholarship providers, exchange knowledge, and get the latest on scholarship trends from experts during the Annual Conference. NSPA members receive $100 off registration.
  • Learning Circles - Share challenges and strategies to address them while building a body of knowledge with colleagues from similar organizations during quarterly virtual meetings.
  • Member Q&A - Seek advice and share your knowledge with other members through a broadcast email service.
  • Committee Participation - Get to know NSPA staff and other members while planning the conference, developing new member benefits, or reviewing new member applications.
  • e-Newsletter - Stay connected with the NSPA, your peers, and the sector with quarterly updates.
  • Job Board - Fill vacant positions by advertising on the NSPA homepage.
  • Member Highlights - Gain recognition for your program by featuring it on the NSPA homepage, which receives 4500+ unique visitors each month.
  • Professional Development Webinars - Stay current by attending monthly webinars tailored to the needs of scholarship professionals.
  • Scholarship Program Toolki - tInform your scholarship program through scholarship good practices, resources and tips through this comprehensive reference guide.
  • Join NSPA's LinkedIn Group - Access the NSPA LinkedIn Group for members only where you can connect with other members to exchange ideas and information.
  • Members Only Section on the NSPA Website



  • Data Center – Search member profiles to find information about scholarships, definitions of programmatic success and methods for maximizing students’ scholarship awards.
    Bulletin Board – Find useful information in this archive of the questions and answers generated through the Broadcast E-Mail Service.
    NSPA Conference Materials – View slides and handouts from past conferences.
    Membership Directory – Find contact information for other members.
    Online Resource Library – Browse applicable research and reports.


    Membership dues include benefits for three individuals from your organization. Scholarship Providers that disburse over $10 million each year receive benefits for five individuals.

    Additional Benefits for Supporting and Affiliate Plus Members

    View Membership Policy

    This policy was updated March 2014.


    • We find our membership in NSPA to be a valuable asset and are pleased to support your ongoing work.

      Thank you for the work you do on behalf of scholarship providers, and for the benefit of students. We are pleased to be a part of your good work.
      Yvonne Moody
      Executive Director, The Terry Foundation
    • NSPA offers access to a wealth of experience and knowledge of other scholarship providers that helps us ensure we are running our program as effectively as possible with the maximum benefit for the students we serve.
      Kevin Byrne
      Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
    • The greatest benefit of the NSPA is in the sharing of information and ideas. It is exponentially helpful to see things from a 360 degree field of view; from the provider point of view, the student, and the schools perspective. Secondary in benefit would be the networking aspect of NSPA. Having a framework of professionals that one can communicate with on various topics and to bounce ideas off of and garner opinions and feedback from, is priceless.
      Joe Wilcox
      Scholarship Coordinator, University of Texas, Austin
    • My membership with the NSPA provides opportunities to enhance my abilities to serve in my capacity as an administrator of a scholarship program. I continue to learn and share best practices with colleagues and I am kept abreast of technical and legal issues in the industry. The NSPA's value is proven by its commitment to improve access to higher education.
      Dawn Lapierre
      Education Officer, The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

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