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Scholarships ensure all student and professional members can take advantage of NIRSA’s many educational opportunities, creating future campus rec leaders.

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NIRSA Foundation Scholarship Recipients: Where Are They Now?

Are you a former NIRSA Foundation scholarship recipient ? We’d love to hear your perspective on how the NIRSA Foundation scholarship impacted your future and career in the field of campus rec. If interested in sharing your story, then please contact Kelley Hungerford, NIRSA Foundation Coordinator.

Where Are They Now: Mike Dominguez

Learn how NIRSA Foundation scholarships helped Mike parlay his passion into a full-time career | Read Mike’s story »

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  • Scholarly Research. The NIRSA Research Grant Program funds original, scholarly research projects that advance the knowledge base and practices of our profession. | Learn More »
  • Peer-Reviewed Literature. The Recreational Sports Journal, the Association’s scholarly publication, biannually publishes empirical, theoretical, and applied research in our field. | Learn More »
  • Campus Recreation Benchmarking. Powerful benchmarking tools, the NIRSA Institutional Data Set and Salary Census offer NIRSA members online access to standards in campus rec facilities, programs, services, and salaries. | Learn More »
Meet Erin Patchett, Colorado State

Read how Erin will use her NIRSA Research Grant to explore the connections between campus rec and social justice. | Learn about Erin’s project »

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Student Officials Development

Officials training provides students crucial experience to meaningfully contribute to their communities on and off the field and is a grassroots solution to the shortage of young officials at all levels of competition.

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Meet Mia Stewart, Cornell University

Mia and her fellow student officials took their NIRSA Championship Series officials training to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. | Hear Mia’s advice to officials

Legacy Society

You can support our mission well into the future as a Legacy Society member.

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Founded in 1992, the NIRSA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization. In addition to supporting many NIRSA research and assessment programs, the NIRSA Foundation annually contributes to the future of the collegiate recreation profession by awarding professional development scholarships to NIRSA members. The NIRSA Foundation provides a wealth of scholarships ensuring that all NIRSA’s members, regardless of personal income, are able to take advantage of NIRSA’s many educational and professional opportunities.
The NIRSA Foundation, through fundraising and stewardship efforts, works in cooperation with NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation to enhance the effectiveness of collegiate recreational sports by providing its members meaningful opportunities for scholarship, research, and personal and professional development.

The NIRSA Foundation will lead in providing educational and scholarly opportunities for members of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation through the cultivation and distribution of developmental resources.

Like all of NIRSA’s leadership, the NIRSA Foundation comprises passionate individuals who are interested in advancing campus recreation.

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All donations to the NIRSA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, qualify as tax deductible. Any portion of a donation may be applied to a specific endowment. Endowments provide educational and scholarly opportunities for individuals in collegiate recreation programs.

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Your support of the NIRSA Foundation grows leaders in campus rec.

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Here’s a shout out of gratitude to all who have donated to the NIRSA Foundation.

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