Here, our data and resources tell the story of how philanthropy is supporting transformative scholarships to help guide funders in the practice of scholarship grantmaking.
grants supporting scholarships for change
of grant dollars support underrepresented populations
grant dollars support leadership development
of grant dollars are awarded in the U.S. vs. outside the U.S
Economically Disadvantaged People
Women and Girls
People with Disabilities
Men and Boys
Immigrants and Refugees
Ethnic and Racial Groups
First Generation Students
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Webinar: Designing Scholarships for Specific Student Populations: November 7, 2019
The paths students are taking to pursue higher education are more diverse than ever and many need more than financial support to succeed. All scholarship providers, regardless of size and service area, can play a key role in directing resources to help students who need them most. This webinar will help providers define the goal of their program, find the student populations who are in greatest need, and get the latest research on how to smartly design a program that delivers desired outcomes. Participants will learn more about two specific student populations: high need and first generation to attend college. Each of these populations demonstrates higher education readiness in varied ways and has different student support needs. Free for NSPA members $35 for non-members* View the resource to learn more and register.
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"Scholarships for Change is a very useful tool to assess program impacts and scope, to help identify gaps and opportunities in scholarship programming offered, and also to help seek out experts working in a particular area."
“We ask our Scholars to think about how they will give back to society – much more deeply than working on a project, but how they will give back over a lifetime.”
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are made up of 17 aspirational goals that serve as a universal call to action, providing a collective framework to identify areas of common interest and measure shared progress. Within each goal are unique targets, and while Goal 4b within Education is specific to scholarships, a number of the other Global Goals also provide helpful strategies for scholarship funders. See how your funding strategies align and where there may be room for improvement.