Client Resources

2020 Career Interest Survey



National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Survey

Conducted in the spring of 2020, the NSHSS 2020 Career Interest Survey represents the voices of more than 14,000 high-achieving high school and college aged individuals of every ethnicity and across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and US territories. Read the report to learn the preferences, attitudes, and goals of high-achieving high school and college-aged individuals in areas of education, employment, career planning, and more.



NSPA Conference




NSPA 20/20 Vision LIVE!

For the first time ever, the National Scholarship Providers Association’s annual conference will be an exclusively virtual event held October 5-9, 2020. Whether you are an NSPA member who has attended the conference in the past or a nonmember unfamiliar with NSPA’s mission, this year’s show is sure to be a unique experience. Learn more about the conference by visiting the #NSPA2020 website. As always, ISTS will be participating as an Affiliate Member and exhibitor!




Quarterly Client Newsletter Recap



Student Support Partnership

In this quarter’s client newsletter, distributed June 4, we announced our new partnership with Ascendium Education Solutions which allows us to offer two valuable opportunities to deliver additional support to program participants. Read the newsletter here.



Shannon Ring

Shannon Ring, Senior Program Manager

At ISTS, what sets us apart from the competition is the level of service that our clients can expect to receive no matter who they are partnered to work with.

Tuition Discount Network

As an ISTS client, your participants have access to ISTS’ Tuition Discount Network which offers reduced tuition rates and other negotiated benefits. ISTS’ Account Management team works with educational institutions to establish and manage these partnerships on your behalf.

For a full list of participating schools, click here.

Referrals and Testimonials

Our mission is to make it easy for organizations like yours to offer programs that support personal growth through education. If you know an organization that would like to launch a new scholarship, tuition assistance, grant or loan repayment program – or optimize an existing program – we invite you to connect them with us. Our Account Management team will personally respond to any referrals.

When someone takes the time to recount a positive experience, it speaks volumes. We strive for excellence in each and every interaction and sincerely hope that describes your partnership with us, as well as the experience of your program participants. If you would like to share a testimonial about the technology, service or overall value ISTS offers, please submit to

Client Spotlight: Archways to Opportunity®

McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are committed to helping employees further their education and achieve their dreams.

To help anyone who works at a company-owned or independently franchised restaurant, we created Archways to Opportunity, a comprehensive education strategy with multiple programs that give people an opportunity to grow and learn – no matter where they are on their journey.

Programs are available to McDonald’s employees and the employees of participating independent franchisees. Here are just a few ways Archways to Opportunity can help employees on the path to success:

  • Improve English skills
  • Earn a high school diploma
  • Work toward a college degree
  • Get help making an education and career plan with advisors

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