The National Scholarship Providers Association will hold its Annual Conference Oct. 9–11 in Seattle. According to organizers, the conference presents the intersection of diverse organizations in the scholarship industry, including foundations, public charities, educational institutions and corporations. This event unites over 400 attendees from across the United States and Canada for two-and-a-half days of learning, networking and sharing.

Keynote and general sessions will feature speakers such as John O’Leary, author and motivational speaker from Live Inspired; Trisha Ross Anderson from the Making Caring Common Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and leaders and advisers from College Advising Corps.

The event will offer more than 60 workshops on industry trends, scholarship program administration and student support services; Learning Circles where scholarship professionals can share effective practices; the Gallery of Good Practices, which highlights new and innovative developments in the field; and numerous arranged and informal networking opportunities.

The conference offers five distinct tracks. Choose one to help focus your learning experience, or attend those sessions most applicable to you and your work.

This year’s conference tracks are:

  • Scholarship Program Basics.
  • Scholarship Program Enhancements and Advanced Topics.
  • Colleges and Universities.
  • Professional Development.
  • Perspectives on Student Achievement.

Registration fees for this event range up to $750.

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