2013-09-27

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.

Foundation Awards


Award Information

Deadline: Nov. 18, 2019

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Application Requirements

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)


Past Recipients

  • 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