For those interested in creating greater diversity in higher education, do not pass up on the chance to apply for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) this fall. Rooted in mentorship, the NUFP aims to increase the number of underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education. Undergraduate students and mentors apply as a pair and if accepted, the student will get individualized mentorship, explore careers in higher education and engage with a group of peers with similar interests. Each NUFP Fellow will receive a free NASPA membership and have access to special resources and opportunities through NASPA such as conference attendance scholarships, participation in the Dungy Leadership Institute, and NUFP summer internships. Offered for the first time at UW, the program seeks students for the inaugural cohort who:
- Have a career interest in student affairs, academic affairs, minority affairs, or other areas of higher education
- Identify as a racial or ethnic minority, LGBTQ, or individuals with a disability
- Are enrolled full time and carry a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Will be enrolled through winter quarter 2017
Keep your eyes out for further announcements and the opening of the application period at the end of October. Contact Kyla Krueger at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions. For staff who are interested in nominating students, or who wish to become a mentor and meet with awardees on a monthly basis, fill out the form here.