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Heather Reisz Memorial Scholarships

The Heather Reisz Memorial Scholarships, for new members to the prospect development field, are offered in honor of one of NEDRA’s most active and beloved members.  Heather loved prospect research and served as a mentor to many, sharing her knowledge, support and advice.  She was especially fond of newcomers to the field and she developed training sessions in prospect research fundamentals.  To learn more about Heather, please see our Memorial Page. To make a donation, please click here.

The Heather Reisz Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to two eligible recipients (working in the profession for two years or less). These scholarships, which are need-blind, will cover the cost of registration and lodging for the Annual Conference, the pre-conference Research Basics Bootcamp, and a one-year NEDRA membership. Travel expenses will also be reimbursed up to $300. 

If you have any questions, please contact scholarship co-chairs Suzy Campos or Jenn Grasso

To be considered for a scholarship to the April 2018 Annual NEDRA Conference, apply by Wednesday, January 31. Recipients will be notified by late February. Applications are accepted year round.


Application Instructions and Checklist:

Qualified applicants should have two years or less experience in prospect research/prospect development for a nonprofit organization. A committee of NEDRA board members and volunteers selects the recipient on the basis of the candidate’s resume, personal statement, and reference(s).

Applicants should complete the application form below and include a concise statement (up to 1,000 words) describing: (a) how attending the NEDRA Conference and Research Basics Bootcamp would help you in your career as a researcher and (b) how you discovered/entered the field of prospect research. Applicants should also provide a letter of recommendation, preferably from your current supervisor.

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