About the NSPA Conference

NSPA’s Annual Conference is a convergence of our profession: the intersection of diverse organizations in the scholarship industry, including foundations, public charities, educational institutions, and corporations. This event unites nearly 600 attendees from across North America, U.S. Territories, and beyond for two and a half days of learning, networking, and sharing. This year's conference theme is Making an Impact! Funding, Supporting, & Connecting Students through Scholarships.




Who Should Attend?

This Conference is a must-attend for professionals working in the scholarship industry. It’s appropriate for staff and trustees of all types of scholarship providers and those who support them, including:


What to Expect at the NSPA Conference

Each conference registration includes:

  • Keynote and general sessions; recent speakers include Soledad O'Brien, John O'Leary, Sam Kaner, Jonathan Kozol, William Strickland, Chana Joffe-Walt, Jonathan Brennan, Ron Clark, and Sarah Goldrick-Rab
  • More than 60 workshops on industry trends, scholarship program administration, and student support services
  • Learning Circles where scholarship professionals can share effective practices with peers from similar organizations
  • Numerous arranged and informal networking opportunities
  • Three breakfasts, two lunches, afternoon coffee breaks, and the Welcome Reception
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