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HESA Professional Development Grant

Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
32 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 02, at 11:59 PM EDT
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The first years in the Fall 2018 General Cohort THANK YOU for your support!

October 21, 2018

By contributing to this crowdfunding project, you will be assisting all members of the HESA graduate program at Salem State University! We have reached 60% of our fundraising goal of $2000. We know we can reach our target within the next 12 days! 

Message from Alexandra

October 09, 2018

My name is Alexandra Valdez and I am currently a second year graduate student in the Higher Education Student Affairs program at Salem State University. I currently have a Graduate Retention Fellowship (GRF) in the First Year Experience (FYE) Office at SSU as well as a part time position as a Program Coordinator in the Center for Inclusive Excellence at Framingham State University. I live in Boston drive and every day to FSU or SSU. As a first-generation student (undergrad and grad), I fund my own education every year with the assistance of loans. This year, however, I am planning on paying my final year of graduate school out of pocket. I would love to have the opportunity to attend conferences and workshops in the regional area, but because of financial reasons and time commitments to work, I was not able to attend as many as I wanted during my first year. This year I promised myself that I would take advantage of more professional development. Having the opportunity to apply to a scholarship will alleviate the financial burden while allowing me to grow professionally The conferences that I have been considering is the NASPA Region I that is taking place in November. I am also interesting in ACPA happening in March. Having a scholarship to assist with development as a young professional will be tremendously rewarding. 

Message from Almira

October 02, 2018

My name is Almira and I am a second-year HESA student. I hold a Graduate Retention Position with Dual Enrollment at Salem State, as well as a Graduate Assistantship at Emerson College in the Career Development center. I moved from IL to pursue my degree because I really believed in the HESA program at SSU and knew it would make me a great practitioner. Ultimately, I am moving back to the Midwest to be closer to family. I would love the opportunity to attend Midwest regional conferences to help me to network and create connections there. By having scholarship funding, a lot of financial burden I experience would be alleviated.  I hope you can consider donating! :) 

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Transportation Costs

Train, car, gas, parking, tolls - transportation costs to a regional conference would help a student.


Lodging Assistance

Help a student pay their share of a hotel room.


Half Conference Registration

Help a student significantly with their conference registration.


Conference Registration

This gift will pay for a student to attend NASPA Region 1 in November 2018.

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