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 the Meritorious Achievement 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 Kristi Jovell

Helen Faith, FAAC®
2023-24 National Chair

Kristi Jovell, FAAC®
2024-25 National Chair

Heidi Carl
2025-26 National Chair

Browse through our full list of past national chairs to discover more women who have led our association.   

Voices of NASFAA: Helen Faith & Kristi Jovell

Join us live on LinkedIn for International Women's Day, Friday, March 8, at noon ET, for a conversation with current National Chair, Helen Faith, and future National Chair, Kristi Jovell to discuss their careers and Women's History Month. 

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