The AcademicWorks Scholarship Management Platform serves as the catalyst to improve student access to scholarships, revolutionize donor reporting, and maximize fund utilization.


AwardSpring is a next-generation scholarship management platform. With experience on our side, we’re ready to collaborate with you to transform your application process. In the past year alone we’ve proudly helped institutions like yours award over $37 million to almost 20,000 applicants.

Books Not Bombs

Books Not Bombs is a student-led campaign advocating for scholarships for Syrian students displaced by the conflict, and demanding an end to attacks on schools in Syria. We aim to empower Syria's next generation by helping them continue their education through scholarships and by defending their right to a safe education. We seek to increase scholarship opportunities for Syrian students and renew America's legacy of providing refuge to students displaced by conflict.To date, Books Not Bombs is active at over 170 universities and supported by over 16,000 students across the United States.


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.

College Forward

College Forward is a Texas-based college success organization that specializes in building and sharing solutions that increase college completion for vulnerable students. Our programs are powered by CoPilot, a custom-built information system that allows education organizations to manage and analyze critical student data while delivering targeted, data-informed interventions. Though College Forward built CoPilot for internal use in 2010, we now offer the system to other organizations to equip them with analytics that prevent students from falling through the cracks. Implementing CoPilot revolutionized our student services, and we are excited to see other college success programs share in that revolution.

Community Force

CommunityForce, Inc. is a global technology company that offers a full range of service modules, including scholarship management and grants management, to manage every aspect of business operations for philanthropic organizations, educational institutions, associations and other nonprofit organizations. CommunityForce’s solutions offer the next generation of data capture and business intelligence in a fully automated platform to reduce cost and improve efficiency.


Foundant Technologies

Foundant Technologies provides the powerful online Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) system for grantmakers, the intuitive online GrantHub system for grantseekers, and (most recently) CommunitySuite - a comprehensive financial solution for community foundations. Through easy to use software, Foundant has made grants management easier for more than 1,200 philanthropic organizations. Intuitive platforms - suitable for even the most basic computer user and a company-wide dedication to honest, lasting relationships allow Foundant to guarantee client success with the software. Foundant, its community, and its partners continually work together to improve both the software and the user experience. To learn more about our solutions and how we can help you, give us a call at (877) 297-0043.



GradSnapp is the only tool that lets you track and inspire your students through college graduation. Your ability to help each student is dependent on what you know. What if you knew the whole story? If you recognized risks and setbacks early? GradSnapp helps you know each one of your students.



500+ leading education and non-profit institutions use Graduway’s alumni software. Graduway was founded in 2013 by Dr. Marcel Cohen and his son Daniel Cohen with the purpose of transforming alumni relationships, everywhere.

Graduway’s software empowers a valuable network for alumni, students and supporters of an institution to connect and engage with each other and as a result bring them closer to the institution. This ‘give to get’ strategy of providing alumni with value first, before asking them to give back, has enabled its clients to broaden and deepen their alumni relationships.

Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates

Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates is an education solutions company dedicated to empowering schools, lenders, and community organizations to change lives for the better. Great Lakes supports these partners with financial, educational, and operational resources that help improve education outcomes and build brighter futures for students and their families. As a company with over 50 years in higher education, Great Lakes is proud to extend our reputation for innovating and simplifying complicated processes to the world of scholarships with our newest solution, ScholarNet® for Scholarships.


International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS)

You have goals for your program. ISTS has the expertise, staff and technology to help you accomplish them. Do you want to work with highly trained program management professionals that provide expert guidance and best practice recommendations? Do you need an intuitive online application platform that boasts the latest and greatest tools and features? Are you looking for a new way to track key program metrics or engage with applicants and recipients? ISTS offers all that, and more.

With more than 30 years of experience, ISTS is the most trusted, innovative and reliable provider of full-service management for scholarship, grant, fellowship and tuition programs. ISTS combines proven technology, stringent data security practices and industry-leading service to launch impactful and sustainable programs that support the goals of the sponsoring organization. Learn more at


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 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.


Next Gen Web Solutions

Proven, Comprehensive Scholarship Management System

  • Task-driven student portal and smart application process
  • Flexible, online review for committee members
  • Efficient awarding process; maximize fund utilization
  • Donor recognition, appreciation, and reporting
  • Data integration with external institutional systems, ex: student
  • Audit reporting to ensure compliance
  • Multi-year solution:  Measure program effectiveness

Scholarship America

For nearly 60 years, Scholarship America has worked directly with students, parents, donors, colleges, businesses and communities to empower people to achieve their educational goals. As the nation’s largest private education support organization, having distributed over $3.7 billion to more than 2.3 million students, Scholarship America is working to further engage the private sector to support programs and policies that advance equity in postsecondary education and help students overcome barriers to access, persistence and attainment. More information is available at


Show Me Democracy

Show Me Democracy is a feature length documentary done in partnership with The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis that was highlighted at the 2016 NSPA conference. Film Synopsis: Amidst the uprising in Ferguson, 7 St. Louis college students evolve into advocates and activists as they demand change through policy and protest. The film documents how students can advocate and testify to local officials concerning higher education policy. Now the finished film will be provided at a discount for NSPA conference attendees to screen at their institutions before its official consumer release. Attend the Gallery of Good Practices session to learn from the film's director about how the film can be utilized at universities and within organizations working on financial aid in higher education. Exhibiting on Tuesday only.


Smarter Select

Over 800,000 people across the world have used SmarterSelect to create, manage, analyze, apply for, and evaluate online applications. Whether you are managing scholarships, grants, recognition awards, or any type of program that requires an online application form, SmarterSelect has solutions that will meet your online application management needs.


SurveyMonkey Apply

SurveyMonkey Apply (formerly known as FluidReview) empowers organizations to streamline scholarship and grant administration processes, from eligibility screening and application intake to review, selection and post-award tracking.

A collaborative, end-to-end solution, SurveyMonkey Apply has helped over 1500 hundred organizations select their best candidates and drive towards their mission, faster.

To learn more, visit our webiste or give us a call at 1-888-438-3749.


TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully hosted and supported services – all with a single sign-on and at a reasonable cost.  Our first-class experience, relationships and technology allow us to provide schools of all sizes with innovative, custom-designed products and services based on your specific needs.

TADS communicates with your families, evaluates submissions, performs follow-up for correction and completion, collects funds at all stages, analyzes the submissions, and provides online, real-time access. We lessen your workload and improve processes for the private school business office.


TheDREAM.US is the nation's largest college access and success program for DREAMers. It is our belief that all students in the United States – regardless of immigration status, deserve the opportunity of a college education. We’re working to help over 4,000 highly-motivated DREAMers graduate from college with career-ready degrees. To that end, we provide scholarships that enable DREAMers to attend one of our 75+ Partner Colleges – all of which are committed to supporting DREAMers in the successful completion of their college education.


WizeHive helps you streamline and simplify your application process with ZengineTM, a cloud-based platform designed to simplify the collection, review, and management of applications for grants, scholarships, and countless other programs. Currently favored by more than 700 foundations and other non-profits, our robust yet amazing simple-to-use platform:

  • Addresses all of your application needs -- scholarships, grants, intern/fellowships, and more
  • Allows you to effortlessly customize forms, workflows, and reports to fit your process
  • Is designed to deploy quickly and adapt and extend to your needs over time
  • Integrates with your other software -- and 750+ cloud-based programs -- to further simplify your process

And Zengine scales as you do. Thanks to it's “low code” nature even customers without technical expertise can easily build out new applications and workflows, while on-staff developers can continuously add new integrations and more complex functionality.


ZoomGrants™ works to be the ‘best practice’ in online application management by providing affordable, easy-to-use, state-of-the-art grant and scholarship products with world class customer service.


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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.

2017 NSPA Conference Sponsors

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Scholarship Provider of the Year Sponsor