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Scholarship Provider of the Year Awards (SPOY)

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!
Volunteer of the Year Award   2019 Distinguished Speaker   NSPA Advocacy Award

Tiffany Anderson, Director of Programs, Boettcher Foundation

Amy Moroney, Senior Director - Educational Programs, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Jamie Williams, Director of Scholarships, Coca-Cola Foundation

  Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher and VP of Research,
  Central Scholarship
    2019 SPOY Awards    
    Scholarship Providers of the Year     
Small Provider
Fund for Education Abroad
  Large Provider
Wallin Education Partners
  Institutional Provider
LSA Scholarships Office, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan

About the SPOY Awards
This prestigious award recognizes scholarship providers who demonstrate exceptional leadership and impact promoting college access and success through scholarships and support services. For 20 consecutive years this award has been sponsored by 
Fastweb, the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school and a top site in the Monster network.

One outstanding scholarship provider is selected from each of the following categories:

  • Institutional Providersscholarship organizations within a post-secondary educational institution providing scholarships for study at the institution. This category includes college and university foundations.
  • Small Scholarship Providers- scholarship organizations, unaffiliated with a specific college or university, that award less than $500,000 in scholarships, annually.
  • Large Scholarship Providersscholarship organizations, unaffiliated with a specific college or university, that award $500,000 or more in scholarships, annually.

The winners are announced each year during the NSPA Annual Conference. Award recipients do not need to be present to win.


  • Organizations must be current NSPA members and in good standing.
  • 2014-2019 winners are not eligible to apply.


  • A $2,000 cash prize for the organization's general scholarship fund and a congratulatory plaque for display, both donated by Fastweb
  • Recognition at the NSPA Annual Conference
  • Recognition on the NSPA website
  • Opportunity to present a session at the next NSPA Annual Conference
  • Invitation to select future SPOY winners

For more information, contact Nicolette del Muro at or 303-442-2524.



Past winners

Scholarship Provider Winner
Institutional Winner
2018   Hispanic Scholarship Fund   University of Maryland University College
2017   theDream.US   Bellevue University
  Meritus College Fund   California State University Northridge
2015   George Snow Scholarship Fund   Northern Illinois University
2014   Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund   Red Rocks Community College Foundation
2013   WGA's Evans Scholars Foundation   CU Boulder Guardian Scholars
2012   Center for Student Opportunity/I'm First &
Magic Johnson Foundation - Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program
2011   10,000 Degrees
University of Michigan - Scholarship Program Office of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
2010   Terry Foundation   University of Southern Mississippi - Luckyday Foundation Citizen Scholars Program
2009   Simon Scholars Program   Auburn University - Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS) Retention Program
2008   Dell Scholars Program (Michael and Susan Dell Foundation)   Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
2007   Point Foundation &
The Ford Family Foundation
2006   Orphan Foundation of America (now Foster Care to Success (FC2S))   Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
2005   American Indian Graduate Center   Robert Morris College
2004   Jack Kent Cooke Foundation   University of Texas, Austin
2003   TELACU Education Foundation  
2002   American Indian College Fund   Kent State University
2001   Oregon Student Assistance Commission &
Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of America (now Scholarship America)
2000   American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Inc. &
The Fremont Area Foundation





















Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

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