About Us

Founded in 1985, we have managed programs that have provided more than $400 million in funding and have helped over 6 million students apply for financial aid. Our values, history and dedicated employees allow us to realize our dream of providing the gift of education for over 100,000 students every year.


Learn more about our values, our story and our people:

Download a fact sheet and get to know more about ISTS, including our industry certifications and our not-for-profit entity: American Educational Assistance Foundation (AEAF).
Read about the history of ISTS, stretching back to 1985 when founder Niles Ayers incorporated Scholarship Program Administrators and began offering outsourced scholarship management.
ISTS’ greatest asset is our dedicated team of employees. Meet the people who make ISTS the go-to provider for organizations from Fortune 500 companies to individual donors and everything in-between.

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