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Wednesday, November 6, 2019  
November Means Giving Thanks for the Impact of Scholarships
Amidst Tax Legislation, National Scholarship Month is the Perfect Time to Raise Awareness- Because #EveryDollarCounts

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (Nov. 1, 2019) – As the official sponsor and steward of National Scholarship Month (NSM), the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) rings in November, 2019 as the 21st annual observance of the importance and impact of college access and completion. Originally initiated by Scholarship America (formerly Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America) in 1998, NSPA now maintains this movement and uses it to bring private sector funding for higher education into national focus.

“This year’s observance is more important than ever in light of recent tax legislation that gravely effects countless students across the nation,” says Jackie Bright, Executive Director of NSPA. “During a recent press conference, the NSPA, along with Scholarship America, called on our lawmakers to change the current tax laws from making a negative impact on students to increasing their chances of college success. Now we’re calling on the nation to join in this powerful conversation. At its core, it’s a conversation about building a better future for our students and our global community.”

Many organizations and institutions have been participating in NSM since its inception. NSPA offers a downloadable NSM Media Kit that includes graphics, web banners, social media post ideas, key messaging, and activity ideas for organizations, institutions, and individuals who want to celebrate NSM. One example of how to get involved is to participate in the “NSM Challenge” which was inaugurated many years ago by Fastweb, the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school. This

activity encourages students to apply for ten scholarships throughout the month of November. More information on NSPA’s recent conference and the advocacy efforts revolving around the taxation of scholarship dollars can be found on the NSPA website.

About NSPA
The mission of the National Scholarship Providers Association is to advance the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. NSPA is a unique membership association that offers tools, resources, professional development, and networking for scholarship and financial aid professionals. During the ’17 - ‘18 academic year, NSPA members awarded $4,275,054,382 to 827,327 students. To learn more or to become a member, visit

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