2017-12-22

NASPA Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community Women's Issues Professional Development Access Grants

The purpose of the Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community Women’s Issues Professional Development Access Grants is to provide an opportunity for WISA KC members and NASPA student members to strengthen their work related to women’s issues through access to learning, sharing of knowledge, advocacy, networking, and other professional development activities to be gained by attending the NASPA Annual Conference. 

Recipients of this grant will:

  • Receive an access grant ($500 for NASPA members, $200 for student members) to be used toward attendance at the NASPA Annual Conference. Funds can be used for:

    • Conference registration, travel to and from the conference, lodging needs during the conference, and meals. Funds cannot be used to cover the cost of alcohol purchases or optional recreational/social activities.

    • Recipients of the Access Grants will work with the NASPA office to utilize these funds.

  • Be highlighted through WISA KC’s social media, email communication, and other channels.

  • Be recognized at the WISA KC Open Meeting at the NASPA Annual Conference.

  • Write a blog post for the WISA KC blog after the conference highlighting the learning, sharing, advocacy, networking, and other benefits gained through their conference attendance. 

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Award Information

Deadline: Oct. 01, 2019

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Applicant Requirements

In order to receive the Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community Women’s Issues Professional Development Access Grants one must meet the folllowing requirements:

  • Applicants must be either a NASPA member or student member
  • Applicant must demonstrate how their current or future work is connected to women’s issues and how attending the NASPA Annual Conference will support and/or strengthen the impact of their work.
  • Applicant must articulate how their goals for attending the NASPA Annual Conference will contribute to their development within at least one of the NASPA Professional Competencies.

Current Recipients


Past Recipients

  • 2018 | Cara Cliburn Allen

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  • 2018 | Nadja Johnson

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  • 2018 | Magdalena Munoz

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  • 2018 | Shaunece Smith

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