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Membership Information and Application

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.  Click here for our Membership Policy [PDF].


 

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
  $200
Over $250,000 to $500,000
  $265
Over $500,000 to $1 million
  $465
Over $1 million to $10 million
  $665
Over $10 million
  $1,100

 

Apply now as a Scholarship Provider!

Download the Scholarship Provider membership summary [PDF]

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 Membership Dues

Annual Dues: $330

Apply now as an Institution!

 Download the Institution membership summary [PDF]

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: $1,200

Apply now as an Affiliate!

Download the Affiliate membership summary [PDF]

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

 

 

 


 

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.

View a list of our current Supporting Members here.  

 

SUPPORTING SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER Membership   


Supporting Membership Benefits and Dues

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.

Contact us if you're interested in becoming an NSPA Supporting Member!

Download the Supporting Scholarship Provider membership summary [PDF]. 

 



SUPPORTING INSTITUTION Membership   


Supporting Membership Benefits and Dues

Supporting Institution Members 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 Institution 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.

Contact us if you're interested in becoming an NSPA Supporting Member!

Download the Supporting Institution membership summary [PDF]. 



SUPPORTING AFFILIATE Membership   


Supporting Membership Benefits and Dues

Supporting Affiliate memberships can be customized to each member’s budget and marketing needs. For example, depending on the Supporting Membership level, you could receive benefits such as a quarter-page informational piece in one of NSPA’s quarterly newsletters, ads in our conference materials and on our conference app, and/or a promotional webinar to showcase your product(s) to the NSPA membership.

All of the additional Supporting Member benefits are designed to highlight your company’s commitment to the scholarship industry to as many scholarship professionals as possible.

Contact us if you're interested in becoming an NSPA Supporting Member!

Download the Supporting Affiliate membership summary [PDF]. 

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