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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.  

Download the 2018 NSPA member dues and benefits overview [PDF] or review available membership categories by clicking on the gray bars below.


 

Standard Memberships

NSPA offers Standard Memberships in three categories: Scholarship Provider, Institution, and Affiliate.


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.


We understand that as a scholarship professional, you want to connect with peers and learn effective ways to support students in pursuit of their higher education goals. We strive to provide value and quality through networking opportunities, user-friendly tools, and easily accessible resources. Our community offers you a safe place to ask questions and get honest answers from respected peers. You'll build invaluable relationships while learning to maximize the benefits of your scholarships and support services. NSPA benefits allow our members to uncover effective practices and useful benchmarks and save time and money.

Scholarship Provider I: An organization or individual that awards scholarships as one if its principle purposes. This category can include organizations that are also grant makers. Typical entities that fall into this category include non-profit organizations such as private, corporate, and college or university foundations, community foundations, or other public charities.

Scholarship Provider II: An entity that awards scholarships as one of its key activities, but conducts other business as its principle purpose. Typical entities that fall into this category include corporations or professional and/or associations that reward their employees or work to incent students to pursue a particular career field, issue-based organizations, banks, statewide higher education networks or commissions, school districts, student membership organizations (if a reasonable fee is charged, these organizations must offer in exchange demonstrable benefits in the best interest of their student members), and other entities that offer scholarships for higher education.

Scholarship Provider Membership Dues

Scholarship Provider Membership dues are assessed annually based upon the scholarship dollars awarded by each organization or program as follows:

Scholarship Dollars Provided

 

Annual NSPA Dues

Under $250,000
  $220
Over $250,000 to $500,000
  $295
Over $500,000 to $1 million
  $510
Over $1 million to $10 million
  $730
Over $10 million
  $1,200

 

Apply now as a Scholarship Provider!

Note: Membership applications are reviewed bi-weekly and applicants are notified within one week of submitting an application.

 


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.


We understand that as a college/university scholarship, financial aid, or development professional, you want to connect with peers and learn effective ways to support students in pursuit of their higher education goals. We strive to provide value and quality through networking opportunities, user-friendly tools and easily accessible resources. Our community offers you a safe place to ask questions and get honest answers from respected peers. Whether your school has a centralized scholarship department or you administer or manage scholarships within a division, you'll build invaluable relationships while learning to maximize the benefits of your scholarships and support services. NSPA benefits allow our members to uncover effective practices and useful benchmarks and save time and money.

Institution Type

 

Annual NSPA Dues

One Department at one 4-Year Institution
  $350
Two Departments at one 4-Year Institution
  $675
Three Departments at one 4-Year Institution
  $1,000
Four or More Departments at one 4-Year Institution
  $1,200
2-Year Institution
  $350

Apply now as an Institution!

Note: Membership applications are reviewed bi-weekly and applicants are notified within one week of submitting an application.

 


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.


We understand that you want to collaborate with scholarship providers to support students in pursuit of their higher education goals. NSPA offers an affiliate membership option for companies that provide products or services that may be of interest to our members. Over 4,500+ unique visitors view our website each month, allowing our affiliate members to connect with hundreds of scholarship providers from across the country. NSPA benefits enable our affiliate members to build invaluable relationships while gaining insights that will improve their services - and their bottom line.

Affiliate Membership Dues

Annual Dues: $1,500

Apply now as an Affiliate!

Note: Membership applications are reviewed bi-weekly and applicants are notified within one week of submitting an application.

 

 

INDIVIDUAL Membership  

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


INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

This membership type is for individuals who support NSPA’s mission but are not employed by an NSPA member or a potential member. This membership is granted to students, scholarship professionals between jobs, volunteers, and others interested in the scholarship industry.

Individual Membership Dues

Annual Dues: $200

Apply now as an Individual!

Individuals engaged in a for-profit business related to scholarships or higher education must apply for an Individual Affiliate membership.


INDIVIDUAL AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

This membership type is for individuals who support NSPA’s mission but are not employed by an NSPA member or a potential member. This membership is granted to individuals engaged in a small (1-2 employees) for-profit business related to scholarships or higher education.

Individual Membership Dues

Annual Dues: $500

Apply now as an Individual Affiliate!

Companies with three or more employees should apply for the Affiliate membership.



 


 

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 Providers receive numerous advertising benefits and additional recognition, including complementary conference registrations, a linked logo on the NSPA website, recognition in NSPA publications, an article in our newsletter, and more.

  • Supporting Scholarship Provider memberships can be customized to each member’s budget and communication needs. A grant-in-lieu of membership dues is also an option. For example, along with annual dues, include an unrestricted grant for the NSPA to build capacity and enhance its support to scholarship providers.

View a list of our current Supporting Members here.  

 

SUPPORTING SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER Membership   


supporting scholarship provider membership levels

Bronze

Bronze Supporting Scholarship Provider Member Benefits

  • Unlimited individuals on membership
  • Access to NSPA resources, programs, and database
  • Linked name and logo on the NSPA's website
  • One social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo in four issues of the NSPA newsletter
  • $275 off one Conference registration
  • Advance Conference attendee list
  • Annual dues - $1,500
  •  

    Apply Now as Bronze Supporting Scholarship Provider

Silver

Silver Supporting Scholarship Provider Member Benefits

  • Unlimited individuals on membership
  • Access to NSPA resources, programs, and database
  • Linked name and logo on the NSPA's website
  • One social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo in four issues of the NSPA newsletter
  • 1/4 page info piece in one issue of the NSPA newsletter
  • Recognition for providing one set of learning circles
  • One free Conference registration
  • 1/4 page info piece in the Conference program
  • Advance Conference attendee list
  • Annual dues - $3,000 
  •  

    Apply Now as Silver Supporting Scholarship Provider

Gold

Gold Supporting Institution Member Benefits

  • Unlimited individuals on membership
  • Access to NSPA resources, programs, and database
  • Linked name and logo on the NSPA's website
  • One social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo in four issues of the NSPA newsletter
  • 1/4 page info piece in one issue of the NSPA newsletter
  • Article in one issue of the NSPA newsletter
  • Recognition for providing webinars
  • Two free Conference registrations
  • 1/4 page info piece in the Conference program
  • Banner ad in conference app
  • Advance Conference attendee list
  • Recognition for providing a Conference scholarship
  • Annual dues - $5,000
  •  

    Apply Now as Gold Supporting Scholarship Provider



SUPPORTING INSTITUTION Membership   


supporting institution membership levels

Bronze

Bronze Supporting Institution Member Benefits

  • Unlimited individuals on membership
  • Access to NSPA resources, programs, and database
  • Linked name and logo on the NSPA's website
  • One social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo in four issues of the NSPA newsletter
  • $275 off one Conference registration
  • Advance Conference attendee list
  • Annual Dues - $1,500
  •  

    Apply Now as Bronze Supporting Institution

Silver

Silver Supporting Institution Member Benefits

  • Unlimited individuals on membership
  • Access to NSPA resources, programs, and database
  • Linked name and logo on the NSPA's website
  • One social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo in four issues of the NSPA newsletter
  • 1/4 page info piece in one issue of the NSPA newsletter
  • Recognition for providing one set of learning circles
  • One free Conference registration
  • 1/4 page info piece in the Conference program
  • Advance Conference attendee list
  • Annual dues - $3,000 
  •  

    Apply Now as Silver Supporting Institution

Gold

Gold Supporting Institution Member Benefits

  • Unlimited individuals on membership
  • Access to NSPA resources, programs, and database
  • Linked name and logo on the NSPA's website
  • One social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo in four issues of the NSPA newsletter
  • 1/4 page info piece in one issue of the NSPA newsletter
  • Article in one issue of the NSPA newsletter
  • Recognition for providing webinars
  • Two free Conference registrations
  • 1/4 page info piece in the Conference program
  • Banner ad in conference app
  • Advance Conference attendee list
  • Recognition for providing a Conference scholarship
  • Annual dues - $5,000
  •  

    Apply Now as Gold Supporting Institution



SUPPORTING AFFILIATE Membership   


supporting affiliate membership levels

Bronze

Bronze Supporting Affiliate Member Benefits

  • Unlimited individuals on membership
  • Access to NSPA resources, programs, and database
  • Linked name and logo on the NSPA's website
  • One social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo in four issues of the NSPA newsletter
  • $100 off all Conference registrations
  • $250 off exhibit table
  • Advance Conference attendee list
  • Annual dues - $2,500
  •  

    Apply Now as Bronze Supporting Affiliate

Silver

Silver Supporting Affiliate Member Benefits

  • Unlimited individuals on membership
  • Access to NSPA resources, programs, and database
  • Linked name and logo on the NSPA's website
  • One social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo in four issues of the NSPA newsletter
  • 1/4 page info piece in 1 issue of the NSPA newsletter
  • $100 off all Conference registrations
  • 1/4 page info piece in the Conference program
  • $500 off exhibit table
  • Advance Conference attendee list
  • One free exhibitor demo
  • Annual dues - $3,500 
  •  

    Apply Now as Silver Supporting Affiliate

Gold

Gold Supporting Affiliate Member Benefits

  • Unlimited individuals on membership
  • Access to NSPA resources, programs, and database
  • Linked name and logo on the NSPA's website
  • One social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Logo in four issues of the NSPA newsletter
  • 1/4 page info piece in one issue of the NSPA newsletter
  • One promotional webinar
  • $100 off all Conference registrations
  • 1/4 page info piece in the Conference program
  • Banner ad in Conference app
  • Free exhibit table
  • Advance Conference attendee list
  • Two free exhibitor demos
  • Annual dues - $5,500
  •  

    Apply Now as Gold Supporting Affiliate

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