Welcome to the official web site for the National Association of Fellowships Advisors! Our mission is to serve higher education administrators and faculty who assist college-level students with applications for an array of nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships.

We invite our colleagues to browse through the site to find out more about us and the work we do. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

NAFA is not able to work directly with individual scholarship seekers. If you are a college-level student in search of merit-based awards, please contact your university for guidance.

Following years of growth and change in the area of prestigious scholarship advising, several university staff/faculty members met in Chicago in May 2000, to discuss an organization for addressing issues common to the profession. The National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA) is the result of those talks.

If you are interested in learning more about our conferences and workshops please visit our Calendar of events.


NAFA 8th Biennial Conference: The Road Less Traveled

San Francisco Bay Area

Pre-conference Workshops, July 15, 2015

Conference, July 16-18, 2015

Oakland Convention Center & Marriott City Center

Registration cost: members $500 by March 31, $550 thereafter (non-members add $50)


Please see the Call for Proposals and conference details for our 2015 Biennial Conference to be held July 16-18 in the SF Bay Area. events.signup4.net/nafa2015 For additional information, please contact Dana Kuchem (kuchem.1@osu.edu) or John Richardson (jfrich01@louisville.edu).



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Mission Statement:

The mission of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA) is to guide advisors in promoting the full potential of fellowship candidates through the application process, and to foster the continued growth and professionalization of fellowship advising in higher education.


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