The NIRSA Foundation is dedicated to the personal and professional development of NIRSA members.
Committed to the future of campus recreation, the NIRSA Foundation proudly offers a variety of scholarships and travel grants to ensure NIRSA’s premier educational events are accessible for all NIRSA students and professionals. Members at all stages of their career benefit from learning, innovating, and networking experiences at these events.
In response to the financial challenges and impact of COVID-19, the NIRSA Foundation has expanded its offerings to include need-based scholarships to the 2021 All Regions Virtual Conference and NIRSA 2022 Annual Conference in Portland Oregon.
Need-based scholarships are for professional members with 2+ years as a member. Additional support to attend NIRSA 2022 Portland will include 7 travel grants to professionals with 2+ years as a member.
Applications for the NIRSA 2022 Portland will open in August 2021 and be due on November 30, 2021. The NIRSA Foundation will award 14 (2 recipients from each region and Canada) to attend.
Applications for travel grants to help attend NIRSA 2022 Portland will be due on November 30, 2021. Seven travel grants will be awarded: 1 per region and Canada.
Scholarship Applications for NIRSA 2021 All Regions Virtual are now closed.
Specific submission guidelines can be found in the scholarship and travel grant applications.