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My institution’s membership in NSPA has provided an incredible network of scholarship providers. Most higher education institutions have many academic researchers, many admissions professionals, many financial aid professionals, many fundraising professionals, but only one or two scholarship professionals. It is often difficult to find scholarship peers or professional development education targeting scholarship professionals. Connecting to my scholarship colleagues through NSPA keeps me informed of how other institutions address and solve challenges that we all face. NSPA’s conference is the only conference I’m aware of that annually offers three days of learning and sharing exclusively on relevant scholarship topics. Plus it helps me keep up with what the competition is doing! I take away ideas on technology use, funds management or communication techniques from each conference and colleague discussion. Thanks NSPA! 

Helen Carter, M.Ed.
Associate Director TTU Scholarships & Financial Aid
Texas Tech University Scholarship Office


 


Being a member of NSPA provides our organization with the opportunity to collaborate and interact with other scholarship providers, ensuring our program remains current and relevant. I have met so many great people through our membership with NSPA—all of who are more than willing to share insights, experiences, and best practices. Our program would not be where it is today without the support of the NSPA staff and its members. Membership cost is low and the value is significant.

Jeanna Adams
Assistant Director of Scholarship Programs
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation





We’ve been members of NSPA since our program started in 2004. As members, we have benefited greatly from our regular attendance at the yearly national conference and recent regional conferences. The staff at NSPA has been a tremendous help in providing us guidance and support as our program strategy has evolved over time. NSPA has also facilitated the strong connections we have made with our peers across the scholarship industry. NSPA is an invaluable resource for new and established scholarship programs looking to stay on top of the latest research and trends in college financing and completion. 

Oscar Sweeten-Lopez
Portfolio Director, Scholars
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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