NASPA Foundation

The NASPA Foundation supports student affairs professionals by conferring and financially supporting scholarships, Innovation Grants, research grants, and recognition awards. When donors give back to the NASPA Foundation, they connect the past and present to the future and infuse a spirit of gratitude and giving among NASPA’s membership.

NASPA Foundation 100th Anniversary Campaign - Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

The NASPA Foundation recently ended their celebraiton of NASPA's centennial through a 100th Anniversary Campaign that assisted in endowing existing awards and creating seed fund funding for new awards. Your gift, no matter the size, helped expand the reach and impact of the NASPA Foundation, supporting NASPA's mission and legacy in the present and future. Thanks to you, the NASPA Foundation raised over $1.8 million to support our members. 


Group of People at Conference

NASPA Foundation Outcomes

  • ENCOURAGE innovation on campus with the NASPA Innovation Grants, designed to help Student Affairs practitioners try out new ideas on their campus.
  • CELEBRATE twelve distinguished Student Affairs professionals as Pillars of the Profession, and honor Dr. Larry Ebbers and Dr. Elizabeth Nuss as Blackburn Distinguished Pillars of the Profession.
  • HONOR the Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year winner and runner-up with cash awards.
  • ADVANCE a NASPA member through a Zenobia Hikes Scholarship to the Alice Manicur Symposium.
  • UPLIFT nine graduate students as Rhatigan Fellows, with scholarship support to attend the NASPA Annual Conference.
  • AWARD a stipend to the tenured faculty member who received the annual Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member.
  • PARTNER with the Center for Women to grant the Ruth Strang Award.
  • INSPIRE undergraduate peer educators with BACCHUS Scholarships to General Assembly.
  • SUPPORT the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) in awarding NUFP GRE Scholarships to NUFP Fellows.
  • ENGAGE NASPA Constituent Groups in the creation of Special Interest Funds to support constituent group members in their professional development, research, and networking as well as mission-related activites of the constituent group.
  • CONFER Capstone Awards on colleagues retiring from our profession.
  • UNDERWRITE the Student Affairs Archive at Bowling Green State University - a resource for all student affairs researchers.

2014-15 Annual Report

2013-14 Annual Report

Contact Information

For all questions:

Lucy Fort
202-265-7500 ext. 1171
[email protected]

Foundation Awards