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NSPA has commissioned Art Coleman and Terri Taylor from Education Counsel to present a webinar on federal legal and policy non-discrimination principles on July 20, 2016.  This webinar was recorded.  When you complete your purchase, you will receive a link to the recording along with a copy of the accompanying manual. The webinar and the manual were developed exclusively for scholarship and higher ed professionals who want to ensure that their scholarships are awarded in an effective and legally sustainable way. 

Title:  Key Non-discrimination Principles and Actionable Strategies for Institutions of Higher Ed and Private Scholarship Providers

Cost: NSPA members - free, nonmembers - $35.

Description: The use of scholarships and financial aid in higher education is a dynamic field, with federal, state, and national conversations increasingly focused on the cost of college and students’ ability to pay. Most colleges and universities use scholarships to reinforce their unique mission and goals, including those related to access, diversity, and inclusion. But, when awards are made with some consideration of certain factors (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation), different federal laws can be triggered. It is essential, therefore, that institutions and scholarship providers understand these requirements so that scholarships can be awarded in an effective, legally sustainable way that achieves institutional goals. 

Very few recent court and federal agency decisions have focused specifically on scholarships. The entire universe of U.S. Supreme Court case law involving challenges to race-conscious enrollment practices – and virtually all lower federal court decisions – focus instead on the admission process. As a result, some may be unaware that general rules applicable to admission extend to financial aid and scholarship decisions as well. 

This engagement is intended to inform institutions and scholarship providers on the federal legal and policy framework and provide recommended strategies for meeting legal obligations and broader institutional goals.

You will receive a copy of the accompanying manual, A Federal Legal and Policy Primer on Scholarships Key Non-discrimination Principles and Actionable Strategies for Institutions of Higher Education and Private Scholarship Providers, developed by Art Coleman and Terri Taylor of EducationCounsel and supported by the NSPA and The College Board. 

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

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