Graduate Student Fund

Learn from our 2021 scholarship recipients about how your donation makes an impact:

One of the great aspects of the annual ASHE conference is how it has become a place for graduate student professional development. Whether it is presenting a poster or paper, networking with faculty members who they have read, or attending sessions or a pre-conference, ASHE has been integral at helping aspiring scholars begin their careers. 

In order to support graduate student growth and development, ASHE established the Graduate Student Travel Scholarship program in 2008 and as of 2021, had awarded more than 274 scholarships. Over the past few years, ASHE members increased their support of graduate student members and we have been able to support more students than ever before.

In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we raised nearly $16,000 and provided free conference registration for every graduate student who indicated financial need to attend our virtual conference. In 2021, we raised over $25,000 and were able to fund 50 of the 134 students who applied for a scholarship with $400 for their travel. This is a tremendous increase from previous years when we were able to fund 5-15 students—but there is a greater need!

Your gift to the ASHE Graduate Student Scholarship Fund not only is another sign of the strength of our scholarly community as an intergenerational home for the creation of new knowledge in our field, but is also 100% tax-deductible.

For the 2022 Annual Conference, ASHE is committed to awarding at least 50 $500 travel scholarships to graduate students. Any donations received by August 2 will add to this allocation and allow us to support more students.