National Scholarship Providers Association
About National Scholarship Providers Association
National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) is a nonprofit, member association that advances the collective impact of scholarship providers and the scholarships they award. NSPA was established in 1999 by several leading scholarships providing organizations to facilitate the creation of effective scholarship practices, encourage professional development, and establish cooperative relationships among scholarship providers. NSPA’s home offices are in Boulder, CO.
NSPA is dedicated to supporting the needs of professionals administering scholarships in post-secondary institutions, private and community foundations, public charities, as well as corporate and government programs. NSPA's 400+ member organizations from the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas give over 350,000 scholarships amounting to over $1 billion each year. Along with the 850+ scholarship professionals in its membership network, NSPA works to develop standards for scholarship administration, conduct research to understand the depth and breadth of the scholarship industry, create professional resources for its members, encourage the development of scholarship programs, and advocate changes in policy. These programs assist students in paying for college, as well as improve college access and completion rates. The NSPA Annual Conference is the convergence of the scholarship industry bringing over 375 diverse scholarship funders together for three days of networking and learning.