Program Management Services

ISTS is the industry leader in scholarship, tuition and loan contribution program management. Since 1985, we have managed programs awarding more than $400 million in funding and helped over 6 million students apply for educational assistance.

Whether you need to outsource your scholarship program to a management expert or your company needs help administering a tuition assistance or loan repayment program, our experienced team will design, launch and monitor your program to ensure your program objectives are accomplished.


Learn more about the types of programs we manage:

Scholarship applicant
ISTS manages the entire scholarship process for diverse organizations, from corporate foundations and state agencies to public charities, membership organizations, religious groups and private donors.
Tuition Program applicants
We pride ourselves on being a critical partner in tuition assistance or reimbursement program that are an essential part of the benefits package our clients use to recruit and retain your employees.
Loan Repayment applicant
If your target hiring pool is Millennials or recent grads, we can help you create and manage a student loan repayment benefit that makes your company more appealing to a younger workforce.

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our clients

ISTS is proud to serve a diverse portfolio of program sponsors, including Fortune 500 companies, national associations, public charities, state agencies and private foundations. Here’s what some of our clients had to say about their ISTS experience:

Kroger logo

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! 
Kroger Foundation

Mustang Machinery logo

The team of knowledge experts. The exceptional customer service, especially quick responses to inquiries. The demonstration of personal care and concern.
– Mustang Machinery Company

Chicago Housing Authority S2S logo

Friendly and professional staff who work very well with us as a client. A great partner who supports us to administer to an excellent scholarship program.
– Chicago Housing Authority

Sunrise Senior Living logo

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.
– Sunrise Senior Living

Hendrick Automotive Group logo

The personnel are all exceptional. Knowledgeable, professional, courteous and always ready to help.
– Hendrick Automotive Group

ASME logo

The services provided, the attention to details and suggestion for improvement and overall management of program. ISTS recently worked with us to update the process and access to the student application as we migrated to a new single sign-on verification platform.
– The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Scarlett Family Foundation logo

A process that makes it easy to operate my scholarship program. Proactive, capable program coordinators. Helpful Customer Care team!
Scarlett Family Foundation

Sogndal Fjord logo

Easy to work with and easy systems to learn. Great teamwork and accountability from employees.
– Sogndal Fjord

sponsor resources

Are you just starting an educational assistance program? Do you want to make a greater impact with an existing program? Are you interested in how other education programs make the most of their charitable dollars? Our resource library can help!

Award Displacement: What Program Sponsors Need To Know

The essentials of award displacement including how to help your recipients understand and mitigate it and what’s being done to combat the practice at the legislative level.

Top Data Privacy Practices & Protocols

In the spirit of National Data Privacy Day – established in the United States in 2014 and recognized each year on January 28 – we are sharing the top 5 critical practices and protocols we use to protect client and student data.