NASPA Foundation Professional Development Access Scholarships

Award Type: foundation

The NASPA Foundation, in partnership with NASPA, is excited to share this scholarship opportunity designed to keep NASPA members connected to the field and the Association. Donor gifts have allowed for scholarships to directly support conference registrations for select NASPA workshops.

The scholarships will fund a conference registration and lodging for the conference in a standard room for the events listed below. Scholarships do not cover preconferences and standalone events. Applications will be reviewed the week of the application deadline and applicants will be notified the week after. Applicants must apply by the deadline associated with their selected event and are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applicants may only receive one (1) scholarship for this cycle. The cycle ends June 2022.


The following events are available for scholarship recipients to attend. Applicants may apply for one of the events listed below:


Eligible NASPA Events Application Deadline
2021 NASPA Multicultural Institute November 5, 2021

2021 NASPA Student Affairs Law and Policy Conference

Virtual-only Event

November 5, 2021
2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences December 13, 2021
2022 NASPA Symposium on Military Connected Students January 17, 2022

2022 NASPA Annual Conference - In person

February 14, 2022

2022 NASPA Annual Conference - Virtual

February 14, 2022
2022 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education May 23, 2022
2022 NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference May 23, 2022
2022 NASPA M. Ben Hogan Small Colleges and Universities Institute May 23, 2022



  • Applicant must be a current NASPA member to apply and be a current NASPA member at the start of the event the scholarship is awarded for.
  • Scholarships are open to any NASPA member in need with preference given to individuals recently furloughed, partially furloughed, laid-off, and or recently graduated without employment.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need as it pertains to travel and attendance of professional events.

 For questions about the scholarship, please email Sarah Benton, [email protected]

Applicants are asked to have a current NASPA membership if awarded a scholarship. If you need assistance with obtaining a NASPA membership, please visit our Transitional Membership site to learn more about additional scholarship options.


Please note that NASPA reserves the right to update application criteria based on funding for this program and registration availability. Some programs listed may be removed if the registration is full.


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