This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
MyNSPA   |   Home   |   Join the NSPA
Board Nominations - Join NSPA's Board of Directors!

"The success of the National Scholarship Providers Association in achieving its strategic intent depends upon the strengths of its Board."


  The NSPA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for terms starting in 2021!
  About the Board  

The role of the Board is to determine strategic objectives and supporting policies for the organization; monitor and maintain NSPA’s financial health; appoint the Executive Director; and ensure good governance and risk management practices. The NSPA Board is comprised of no less than six (6) and no more than fifteen (15) members. Directors are elected to serve one, three (3) year term, renewable for three (3) terms.

  Qualifications & Expectations  
  • All Board members must be an active NSPA member in good standing.
  • Board members are expected to attend five (5) board meetings annually, two held in-person, and able to volunteer a minimum of ten (10) hours per month.
  • Be responsive with board communications and follow-through on action items in a timely manner.
  • Work collaboratively to uphold strong governance of the association.



Nominations received by June 5, 2020 will be reviewed by the Nominating & Governance Committee of the NSPA Board of Directors. In September 2020, the Board of Directors will select the slate of directors to put forward for election by the Board. The online approval period for the membership will run from December 1 – December 15, 2020.

  • Selected Directors will be elected by majority vote of the NSPA Board of Directors and will be approved by majority vote of the Primary Representatives of the membership.

NSPA will confirm and validate proxy votes immediately following the December vote and newly elected Board members will be announced shortly thereafter. Incoming Directors will begin their term January 1, 2021.


  2020 Board Composition & Criteria  

As you consider board service, please remember the following:

  • The distribution of Board members’ competence and experience varies over time, reflecting the needs of the organization and the composition of the membership.
  • To balance the experience of continuing Board members, we are approaching the candidate selection process in 2020 with a particular focus on expanding our geographic representation (US Northeast), representation from small/mid-sized Scholarship Provider organizations, Institutions, legal and risk management experience, and demographic diversity.
  • Candidates with prior NSPA engagement via committee, conference, or educational participation are highly encouraged to apply!

To submit your interest in serving on the NSPA Board of Directors, please complete this form by June 5, 2020. Questions can be directed to Jackie Bright at


Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal