Wednesday, March 1, 2017

NASFAA Regional Scholarship

Greetings MASFAA,

A unique scholarship opportunity has been developed by NASFAA this year for a financial aid professional who is currently working towards earning a degree.  The NASFAA Regional Scholarship was created in honor of NASFAA’s 50th Anniversary during which NASFAA’s Past Presidents and National Chairs made individual donations to the Dallas Martin Endowment to award one scholarship per region to someone currently working in the financial aid profession who is pursuing a new degree.  This honor is a one-time award valued at $2,750.  There is a financial need component to the scholarship.

To apply we invite you to write an essay entitled “This is my story” describing your journey pursuing your professional and educational goals.  Within the essay please include reference to the state and regional association contributions you have made.  We also ask that you include a brief explanation concerning your financial need for this award.  Please limit your submission to no more than 2 typed pages.  Submit your essay by email sent to Gisella Baker, MASFAA Awards Committee Chair, at  Within the email body please list the following information:

Your Name
Current Work Position
Your Work Institution
The name of the institution where you are pursuing your degree
and the degree you are pursuing

Applications are due by Thursday, March 23, 2017.  Applicants do not need to be current MASFAA members, but must be currently working in the financial aid profession and anticipate continuing to do so in the 2017-2018 academic year.  Completion of a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is needed so the review committee can confirm through the finalists’ schools where they are pursuing their degrees that they have financial need for the award.


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