National Speakers Association Scholarships

Website: NSA


In 1989, the Foundation established a scholarship program to encourage and reward juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a burning desire to pursue some aspect of professional speaking as a career. Each year the Foundation awards six $5,000 student scholarship grants in recognition of these individuals:

  • Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE
  • Bill Gove, CSP, CPAE
  • Earl Nightingale, CPAE
  • Nido Qubein, CSP, CPAE
  • Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE
  • Robert Henry, CSP, CPAE

Since its inception, over $350,000 has been awarded in grants and student memberships to worthy individuals allowing them to achieve their educational goals and to give back to the communities in which they attend classes, work and live.

Applicant Requirements:
  • Full-time student from a four-year accredited college or university. Full-time status is defined by your college or university. It is determined by a specific number of hours/credits required to be eligible for full-time tuition.
  • Entering undergraduate junior or senior year, or graduate student (masters or doctorate). Student may be a sophomore, transfer student or in an accelerated learning program, but must be entering or beyond the second half of their undergraduate education or a graduate student by September 15 of the scholarship year.

*International students may be eligible for this scholarship*
Student Type
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented

Applications can be found on website under "NSA Student Scholarships": 


Contact Information
National Speakers Association
ATTN:Scholarship Committee
1500 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 968-2552, Fax: (480) 968-0911