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Your contribution nurtures tomorrow’s
leaders in collegiate recreation

Help support the future of our profession

Efforts to support future leadership within collegiate recreation continue, and can only be done with your help. Consider contributing to the NIRSA Foundation. Donations to the NIRSA Foundation are the only tax-deductible contributions allowable to a NIRSA-related entity.

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Through fundraising and stewardship efforts, the NIRSA Foundation strives to enhance the effectiveness of collegiate recreation by providing NIRSA members with meaningful opportunities for scholarship, research and professional development.

Scholarship Winners

NIRSA Foundation Scholarship Recipients: Where Are They Now?

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RJ Canning worked as a camp counselor during his summers off from high school, and it was actually one of his supervisors there who set him off on a path in collegiate recreation.

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By Nazifa Islam When Yvette Kell began working in collegiate recreation her freshman year at [...]

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By Nazifa Islam Jeff Ryder began working in collegiate recreation his freshman year at Rutgers [...]

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By Nazifa Islam John Washo has been working in recreation centers since he was just [...]

Are you a former NIRSA Foundation scholarship winner? We’d love to hear your perspective on how the NIRSA Foundation scholarship impacted your future and career in the field of collegiate recreation. If interested in sharing your story, then please contact NIRSA Foundation Board Member, Chris Muller.

About the NIRSA Foundation

Founded in 1992, the NIRSA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization. In addition to publishing the biannual Recreational Sports Journal, 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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

Donate Today

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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