The Foundation fulfills its mission by supporting student affairs professionals through the conferment of the following financial awards:
Scholarships for aspiring and current student affairs professions to attend NASPA events
Innovation Grants for student affairs professionals to start new and otherwise unfunded programs within their institutions
Research grants for student affairs professionals to study emergent trends within the field
Awards of recognition for exceptional work in the field of student affairs
Founded in 1973 during the presidency of John Blackburn, the NASPA Foundation furthers the research that contributes to practice. Historical highlights include:
The NASPA Foundation is managed by (up to) 25 volunteer leaders in the field of higher education. These individuals are NASPA members and utilize the current by-laws for guidance.