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The NSPA Annual Conference is the convergence of the scholarship profession, the intersection of diverse scholarship funders including institutions, foundations, public charities, and corporations. It unites over 400 scholarship professionals from across the United States and Canada for two and a half days of learning, networking, and sharing.

Here is what attendees are saying.

The NSPA Annual Conference is a great venue for institutions and scholarship providers to come together and collaborate. Sharing best practices, gaining invaluable resources, and networking with other practitioners are the primary reasons why I look forward to attending each year!


Sharon Beers

Outside Scholarships and Grants Manager

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


It’s a privilege for our Foundation to have sponsored the annual conference at various levels. The conference offers us an opportunity to come together with our colleagues annually and it is rewarding to know our sponsorship is enhancing the conference experience for all attendees. 

I’ve attended NSPA conferences for nearly 10 years and I learn something new and exciting each time to improve our scholarship program.  The wonderful connections I make with others working toward the same goal of an educated society is an additional bonus.


Tricia Tate

Scholarship Programs Manager 

The Ford Family Foundation



The NSPA Annual Conference provides an opportunity to network with the leaders of scholarship administration from across the nation.  Everyone is eager to learn and share best practices.  Spending a few days with colleagues who value, validate, and encourage you is needed and the conference makes this a reality.

Lori Pence

Associate Director, Student Success

Purdue University College of Engineering


I’ve been attending NSPA for the past 7 years and it continues to grow and exceed expectations.  As an associate member and exhibitor, it provides an excellent and cost-effective way to interact with existing and potential clients.  It’s a great venue to share best practices and expand your overall network.

Eric Wilner

Director, New Business Development

Scholarship America

As a longtime sponsor of the NSPA conference, we greatly value the environment that NSPA creates for the free exchange of best-practices and learnings among the premier scholarship providers in the country. We are always inspired by the great work of our colleagues!

Jane Hopkins

Vice President for Finance

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation




Attending the NSPA Conference has allowed me to expand my professional network and learn from our industry’s greatest minds. The connections and knowledge gained from attending the conferences year after year have propelled our program forward. We have been able to stay on top of best practices and up to date on current trends.

Jessica Wootten

Director, Scholarships

GSBA Scholarship Fund



NSPA is my favorite conference of the year and each year I learn so much to take back to my organization and program.

2015 Conference Participant




The 2015 NSPA Conference was the best professional conference I've ever attended. I received enormous value from the sessions and from the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the country. I left inspired and with a new level of engagement in my work.

2015 Conference Participant




I benefited so much from attending the conference.  I have enjoyed coming back to the office and implementing new ideas generated from NSPA which will better serve our Scholars.


2014 Conference Participant

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