NASFAA Celebrates National Women's History Month

NASFAA celebrates National Women's History Month

The month of March is designated as National Women's History Month. In celebration, NASFAA is looking back at the amazing women who have contributed to the association, the field of financial aid, and students across the country.

Award Winners

NASFAA recognizes outstanding individuals each year at its National Conference for their contributions to the profession with a series of awards. Last year, women took home the Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award for which members were nominated for their never-ending work to better the lives of students.


NASFAA's Most Valuable Professional is a series that features a brief Q&A with a different NASFAA member every couple of weeks. Take a look back at the host of inspiring women that we've featured over the years, and read about the challenges they overcame in their careers in financial aid. You can also send us the names of potential future MVPs and a short note about why you're nominating them to [email protected].  

National Chairs

Helen Faith, FAAC® from University of Wisconsin is currently our National Chair Elect, and Kristi Jovell was recently elected our 2024-25 National Chair. Browse through our full list of past national chairs to discover more women who have led our association.   

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