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.


2015 Conference Announcement:

The site and dates for the 2015 bienniel conference have been confirmed.

    Oakland Marriott City Center

    July 15-18, 2015

  It is expected that workshops will take place Wednesday, July 15 and the actual conference will start on July 16. More detials will follow. For additional information please contact John Richardson (jfrich01@louisville.edu) or Dana Kuchem (kuchem.1@osu.edu).


2013 Conference Documents:

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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