Dallas Martin Endowment for Public Policy and Student Aid

The Dallas Martin Endowment (DME) was created to help cultivate the next generation of student aid advocates. Key among the endowment’s projects is an ongoing professional development initiative providing internships to upper-division undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in financial aid, including policy analysis and/or research. In keeping with this goal, the fund holds a competitive selection process and brings a summer policy intern to Washington, DC for an intensive crash-course in federal financial aid policy. View the DME Prospectus to learn more about the purposes, policies, and goals of the fund. 

So far, the fund has brought four very deserving candidates to DC for the summer program:

Margot O'Meara's Policy Internship was made possible by the Dallas Martin Fund 

We’ve “Run Like Pell” to Raise $10k for the Dallas Martin Endowment (DME) for Public Policy and Student Aid

On October 2 and 3, a team of 12 NASFAA members and staff participated in the 2015 Washington D.C. Ragnar Relay Race – a 200-plus mile run – and will donate all net proceeds from fundraising efforts to the DME. More>>


In 2013, the DME reached its initial fundraising goal of $300,000 thanks to the generous support of contributors and funds allocated by the NASFAA Board of Directors– but there is still more work to be done! To donate to the Dallas Martin Endowment, please send a check (made payable to Dallas Martin Endowment) to:

NASFAA c/o Dallas Martin Endowment
1101 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

Receive A Special Gift When You Donate $50

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions of our supporters, and also recognize dedications. Can we add your name to the list? When you donate $50 or more, we'll send you a copy of The Art and Science of Student Aid Administration as our thank-you gift! 

About Dr. Dallas Martin

Dr. A. Dallas Martin, Jr. dedicated his career to helping students achieve their higher education goals. The fund honors his accomplishments during his 32 years with NASFAA.

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