Jim Rhatigan Fellowship Scholarship
To help defray the cost of the NASPA Annual Conference for graduate students pursuing a master's or doctoral program in higher education, student affairs, or other related field, the NASPA Foundation offers nine scholarships valued at $1,000. Funds must be used towards the cost to attend the NASPA Annual Conference held every March.
Ideally, one winner from each Region and Area will be selected. A $700 stipend will be awarded to assist with hotel / travel, and meals while at the NASPA Annual Conference. Recipients are asked to attend the NASPA Awards Reception. A complimentary ticket for the awards luncheon will be provided to the winners. The NASPA Foundation will provide a registration code to access discounted conference registration as well.
Applications are due November 18, 2019 and all will be notified of status in early December.
Deadline: Nov. 18, 2019Apply Now
Please see the requirements below:
- Must be a current NASPA member.
- Scholarship recipients are required to be currently pursuing a master’s or doctoral program and cannot receive this scholarship more than once.
- Must submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae.
- Produce a maximum 2-3 minute video on a current hot topic / trend in higher education today and provide historical context on how it became "hot".
- Please upload the video to YouTube or a similar video provider prior to submitting.
- Have financial need and must submit a budget outlining conference expenses.
- Submit a post-conference blog post/reflection (within 30 days of conference closing)
2018 | Joseph Brenckle
Graduate Assistant for Campus Relations, OHIO Alumni Association - Ohio University
2018 | Antonio Duran
Doctoral Student, Higher Education and Student Affairs - The Ohio State University
2018 | Alexa Richelle Dykema Erb
Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs - University of Vermont
2018 | Danielle V. F. Ford
Graduate Assistant - Louisiana Office for Student Financial Assistance - Louisiana State University
2018 | Ashley Gray
Doctoral Student - Howard University
2018 | Relius Johnson
Residence Coordinator - University of Central Arkansas
2018 | Sofia Johnston
Graduate Student - Saint Mary's College of California
2018 | Lauren Loper
Graduate Assistant for Student Success within Retention Management and Planning - Texas State University
2018 | Linh P. Nguyễn
Graduate Assistant, United Front Multicultural Center - University of San Diego
2017 | Stacie Brodie
Student - The University of Texas at Austin
2017 | Jemilia Davis
Student - NC State University
2017 | Brianna Ramirez
Student - California State University, Long Beach
2017 | Britt Spears
Student - Missouri State University
2016 | Haniyyah Bashir
Student - University at Buffalo
2016 | Carrie Daut
Student - University of Vermont
2016 | Tarsha Moore
Student - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
2016 | Molly Morin
Student - University of Maryland College Park
2015 | Kathleen Callahan
Student - Florida State University
2015 | Torrie Jackson
Student - The Ohio State University
2015 | Caitlin Quillen
Student - Ball State University
2015 | Trina Tan
Student - University of Vermont
2014 | Kevin Valliere
Residence Director - St. John's University
2014 | Sarah Arsenoff
Student - The University of Tennessee
2014 | Jonna Greer
Graduate Assistant for Weekend Programming - Wake Forest University
2013 | Laura Maki
Doctoral Student - Minnesota State University-Mankato
2013 | Mandi Schweitzer
Financial Wellness Outreach Coordinator - Ohio State University
2013 | Denise Simpson
Director, Office of Student Conduct - University of Kentucky
2013 | Ijeoma Nwaogu
Doctoral Student - Fordham University