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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.  

Read more about Heather.

Donate to the Heather Reisz Memorial Scholarship.

The Heather Reisz Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to up 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 for the Annual Conference, pre-conference Research Basics Bootcamp, and a one-year NEDRA membership. In addition, lodging will be covered and travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $300. Applicants are not required to be current NEDRA members. 

If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@nedra.org.

Applications covering the 2024 NEDRA Conference are due by Friday, March 15th. 


Application Instructions and Checklist:

Qualified applicants should have two years or less experience in prospect development for a nonprofit organization. The NEDRA Scholarship Committee selects recipients on the basis of the candidates’ resumes, personal statements, and references. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously participated in a Research Basics Bootcamp or the Annual Conference.

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 development. Applicants should also provide a copy of their resume and a letter of recommendation, preferably from your current supervisor. 




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