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Membership Information and Application

Membership in the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) is open to organizations, institutions, entities, and individuals who are active in the scholarship provider community, seek to foster a positive association within this community, support and contribute to the NSPA goals, maintain their membership in good standing, and uphold the responsibilities and integrity of the NSPA without conflict of interest. Read our NSPA Membership Policy [PDF].

Download the 2019 NSPA member dues and benefits overview [PDF] or review available membership categories by clicking on the buttons below. 

STANDARD MEMBERSHIPS

NSPA offers Standard Memberships in four categories:
Scholarship ProviderInstitutionAffiliate, and Individual.

 

Scholarship Provider  


Scholarship Provider membership is granted to two kinds of scholarship providers: an organization or individual that awards scholarships as one of its principle purposes, or an entity that awards scholarships as one of its key activities, but conducts other business as its principle purpose.

 

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Institution  


Institution membership is granted to a two- or four-year public or private college or university accredited by an educational accrediting agency. Member institutions must grant diplomas or degrees. Please note that college foundations fall under Scholarship Provider memberships.

 

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Affiliate  


Affiliate membership is granted to a business (not-for-profit or for-profit) which is engaged in a field related to scholarships or higher education. Affiliate memberships may or may not award scholarships as one component of their business.
 

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Individual  


Individual membership is granted to individuals who support NSPA’s mission but are not employed by an NSPA member or a potential member.

 

 

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Supporting MEMBERSHIPS

NSPA also offers Supporting Memberships. Supporting Members contribute above the Standard Membership dues rates, which allows us to continue to provide high-quality resources as well as enhance and grow those offerings for NSPA members. Our Supporting Members are viewed as leaders in the scholarship industry and significant contributors to the success of NSPA and its members.

 

Supporting Scholarship Provider   

 

Supporting Scholarship Provider membership is granted to two kinds of scholarship providers: an organization or individual that awards scholarships as one of its principle purposes, or an entity that awards scholarships as one of its key activities, but conducts other business as its principle purpose. 

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Supporting Institution   


Supporting Institution membership is granted to a two- or four-year public or private college or university accredited by an educational accrediting agency. Member institutions must grant diplomas or degrees. Please note that college foundations fall under Scholarship Provider memberships.

 

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Supporting Affiliate   


Supporting Affiliate membership is granted to a business (not-for-profit or for-profit) which is engaged in a field related to scholarships or higher education. Affiliate memberships may or may not award scholarships as one component of their business.

 

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