NSA Student Scholarships

NSA Student Scholarships

The 2022 Application Submission Process is Now Closed

The 2023 Application Submission Process will open Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Each year, up to eight $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to a student who meets the criteria below:

  • Be a full-time student, as defined by your institution, from a four-year accredited college or university.
  • Have at least junior status at the start of the Fall 2022 term or be working on a graduate degree.

Deadline Dates:

  • Online applications due: Sunday, April 30, 2023
  • References completed by: Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Transcripts received by: Friday, May 12, 2023

For more information, contact NSAFCares@NSAFoundation.org.

About the Eight Scholarships

Since 1989, the NSA Foundation has provided annual scholarships to students who have at least a junior status or working on a graduate degree with demonstrated ability in public speaking. Or students who wish to use and/or pursue a career in public speaking.  To date, the Foundation has awarded over half-a-million dollars to help students achieve their educational goals while, at the same time, giving back to the communities where they attend class, work and live.

Six of the scholarships are named in honor of a renowned NSA member who was also a thought-leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, mentor and/or a nationally recognized speaker.

Nido Qubein Scholarship in honor of NSA’s largest philanthropists, a past-president of NSA, President of High Point University and an entrepreneur. In awarding this scholarship, special consideration is given to those applicants who show a commitment to philanthropy, education, entrepreneurial spirit and diversity.

Jeanne Robertson Scholarship in memory of NSA past-president and nationally recognized humorist. In awarding this scholarship, special consideration is given to those applicants who show an interest in education, entrepreneurial spirit and diversity.

Robert Henry Scholarship given in memory of NSA past-president who established the NSA Foundation. In awarding this scholarship, special consideration is given to those students who help those less fortunate or who have need for financial assistance.

Cavett Robert Scholarship given in memory of founder of NSA, who was an attorney and philanthropist. In awarding this scholarship, special consideration is given to those students seeking advance degrees and who have provided service to their community.

Bill Gove Scholarship given in memory of NSA’s first president who influenced and mentored many professional speakers. In awarding this scholarship, special consideration is given to those students interested in education and mentoring.

Earl Nightingale Scholarship given in memory of an NSA innovator who made adult learning by audio a new standard worldwide. In awarding this scholarship, special consideration is given to those students who show an aptitude for education and innovation.

National Speakers Association Foundation Scholarships (2) given to an outstanding student who has demonstrated ability in public speaking or who wish to pursue a career in public speaking.  Special consideration may be given to those students who demonstrate excellent speaking skills in their submitted video. 

For more information, please review our  FAQ Worksheet or contact NSAFCares@NSAFoundation.org