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. 

Meet our 2021 DME Intern

Richard Davis, Jr.NASFAA is excited to welcome Richard Davis, Jr. as the 2021 DME Policy Intern. Currently a student in the Masters of Public Administration program at Louisiana State University, Richard received a bachelor's degree in middle school education from Southeastern Louisiana University, where he also served as Student Body President. Richard's has also served as a student member of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, as the student representative on the advisory board for the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, and as a Lamar Governor's Fellow with the Louisiana Office of the Governor. Richard brings a passion for improving educational access and attainment, with a special focus on historically underrepresented populations, including first-generation, low-income, and minority students. We look forward to having Richard with us this summer — learn more about him in his introductory article.

Previously, the DME fund has brought nine additional interns to DC for the summer program:

  • Muhammad Kara, Summer 2020
  • Maylene Rodruiguez Scott, Summer 2019
  • McCall Hopkin, Summer 2018
  • Brianna Hayes, Summer 2017
  • Janette Martinez, Summer 2016
  • Angel Flores, Summer 2015
  • Blondeen Philemond, Summer 2014
  • Charlotte Etier, Summer 2013
  • Margot O’Meara, Summer 2012

Donations

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
1801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20006-3606

Or donate online:

$25 Donation | $50 Donation | $100 Donation

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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