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NIRSA Foundation Travel Assistance Stipend – presented by Core Health & Fitness

The NIRSA Foundation is excited to partner with Core Health & Fitness to offer NIRSA’s Professional Members financial support to attend the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference.

When you set out to build something, the finished product is only as strong as its foundation. So when Core Health & Fitness brought together fitness brands from all corners of the industry, we settled for nothing but the best.

StarTrac. StairMaster. Nautilus. Schwinn. Four iconic brands that pioneered entire categories, and whose machines are still the ones members ask for by name. Today, we’re committed to continuing the tradition that started decades ago – and that’s greatness you can feel good about building on. With Star Trac, we’re with you and your members every step. And it goes beyond providing cardio products. It’s about solutions designed around users to help mold lifelong habits for health and fitness. For facility operators, it’s about relationships that are just as strong and enduring as the equipment that bears our name.

The NIRSA Foundation Travel Assistance Stipend allows leading NIRSA professional members the opportunity to advance their career in the field of collegiate recreation by networking and gaining valuable knowledge without shouldering the expenses of travel and lodging.

Travel stipends will be awarded based on need to one NIRSA professional member from each of NIRSA’s seven regions. The $1,000 (USD) stipend is specifically designed to cover travel expenses associated with attending the NIRSA Annual Conference (airfare, mileage, and hotel). Funds will be released in the form of a reimbursement check after the NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo. Applications are due on October 22, 2018. Please review the eligibility requirements before applying.

CORE Health & Fitness is committed to the professional development of our NIRSA Family thanks to their partnership with the NIRSA Foundation.

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Applications open August 7, 2018 and are due October 22, 2018.

Applications are due October 17, 2017

Scholarship applications are processed through Abstract Manager software.

1.     Head over to Abstract Manager by clicking the link below and log in using your NIRSA login information.

2.     Verify that your NIRSA membership and the information on your NIRSA profile are up to date.

3.     Once you are on the Submissions homepage, click on “My Proposals and Applications”.

4.    From the Available Events dropdown, select the “2018 Foundation STU & PROF Scholarship and Travel Stipend”
option to start your NIRSA Foundation travel stipend application.

Got it. Take me to Abstract Manager!

The application period for 2018 professional travel stipends has closed.
Please check back in late summer 2018 for information about travel stipends for 2019.


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Application Guidelines

Travel assistance stipend applications for the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference are due on October 22, 2018.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application status by late December 2018 .

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be a current NIRSA professional member at the time of application and must maintain membership through the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo. NIRSA professional members are limited to one travel stipend in a three-year period. Professionals are not limited to receiving only a stipend award or a scholarship award in the same year and can therefore apply for NIRSA Foundation Scholarships and the NIRSA Foundation Travel Stipend. Preference will be given to NIRSA members who have been unable to attend the previous NIRSA Annual Conference.

Disbursement Process

The travel stipend will be released in the form of a reimbursement check after the NIRSA Annual Conference for the following approved expenses: airfare, mileage (at the standard IRS reimbursement rate) and lodging (room and tax only for up to five nights).

Please note: The travel stipend covers travel and lodging expenses up to $1,000 (USD) related to the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo only. Funds are not eligible to be applied toward the cost of NIRSA Annual Conference registration.

Past Recipients

Congratulations to all our past recipients!

For More Info

Have questions about an application or scholarship eligibility? Want to learn how you can help expand scholarship opportunities? Please contact NIRSA Foundation Coordinator, Kelley Hungerford.