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 Outcomes

  • ENCOURAGE innovation on campus with the NASPA Innovation Grants, designed to help Student Affairs practitioners try out new ideas on their campus.
  • CELEBRATE eighteen distinguished Student Affairs professionals as Pillars of the Profession, and honor the 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 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 with a monetary gift.
  • INSPIRE undergraduate peer educators with BACCHUS Scholarships to General Assembly.
  • SUPPORT NASPA members with scholarships to assist with the cost of membership dues and attending professional development offerings. 
  • 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.
  • UNDERWRITE the Student Affairs Archive at Bowling Green State University - a resource for all student affairs researchers.


Learn more about the work of the NASPA Foundation and what your gifts support through the annual reports below. 

Contact Information

For all questions:

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