comprehensive and affordable educational assistance program management

For more than 35 years, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) has been a proven industry expert and a trusted educational assistance program management partner for organizations looking to outsource the administration of a scholarship, tuition assistance, tuition reimbursement, loan repayment or grant program.

Enhancing lives through higher education, that’s our mission. Each year, ISTS administers more than 600 local, state, national and global programs and helps nearly a million students apply for educational assistance. Our full-service program management approach encompasses the entire lifecycle of a program and includes dedicated support, state-of-the-art technology, stringent data security and valuable resources and recommendations to clients and program participants.

our clients

ISTS is proud to serve a diverse portfolio of program sponsors, including Fortune 500 companies, national associations, community foundations, state agencies and private foundations.


As experts in the field with clients across the globe, ISTS provides SYF with the thought partnership, knowledge and data analysis, and capacity we require to execute a robust and competitive scholarship program. We are sincerely grateful to ISTS for being such a trusted partner in SYF’s effort to help at-risk students begin new journeys previously thought unattainable! – Lauren Rapp, Simon Youth Foundation



I truly cannot say enough about the staff and how seamlessly we developed a strong working relationship with them. They are incredibly responsive to addressing questions, concerns or providing direction and oversight to situations. I would highly recommend ISTS as a provider for scholarships for any organization! – Michele L. Sullivan, National FFA Organization




We needed a business partner to handle all aspects of our program as we did not have the in-house expertise to do so and that’s exactly what ISTS has done. They helped us design our initial application parameters and their online application process was just what we needed. Over the years we added online chat capability and have them produce several custom reports for us. In addition to these tangible offerings, they provide our program and our applicants impeccable customer service. – Glenda Allred, State of Alabama


The Kroger Co. Foundation transitioned our Kroger Scholars scholarship program administrator to ISTS from another company in 2018. ISTS has helped The Kroger Co. Foundation update its processes, reporting and awards distribution. With a professional and friendly staff, we refreshed our program and have received positive feedback from our applicants. Thank you, ISTS Team!
Sunny Reelhorn Parr, Kroger Foundation





We have been a client of ISTS since 2005. Over time they have worked closely with us to adjust our process to meet the needs of our applicants and to maximize emerging technologies such as social media. Their customer service is outstanding. ISTS handles interactions with our scholarship applicants and recipients as if they were an employee of our foundation. I trust ISTS implicitly and consider them a valued member of our team. – Tom Parrish, Scarlett Family Foundation


From the initial contact, through planning, implementation and rollout, the ISTS team was dedicated in ensuring that the transition from our previous platform ran very smoothly. […] ISTS’ dedication to satisfying their customers remains to this day and I can always count on the ISTS team to address our inquiries and needs immediately. As we look at expanding our current program, we look forward to a continuing partnership with ISTS to help us support our team members in enhancing their lives through higher education. – April Ty, Sunrise Senior Living



International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) has been a trusted partner in administrating SEMA’s Scholarship/Loan Forgiveness program. ISTS’ comprehensive understanding of the scholarship landscape, promise of customer service and commitment to be on the technological forefront has allowed SEMA to deliver a best-in-class service to our industry. – Zane Clark, SEMA