Maureen Begley Scholarship

Maureen Begley past away in November 2009 just one week after having attended her last FA conference (MASFAA). She had missed the NHASFAA conference that year because she had a cold. Maureen moved to the east coast after her mother died to live with her sister even though she hadn't actually seen Allene in 35 years (since their father died). After only two Christmas visits, she moved all the way from Nevada to a new life with a new family. 

Maureen attended an EASFAA conference less than 2 weeks after she first arrived on the East Coast. The next conference that she attended was NHHEAF/NHASFAA where she had her own name badge which thrilled Maureen. She made so many friends and was so welcomed that financial aid conferences became her greatest pleasure! She always looked forward to the next time that she would see all her friends. She was so excited when she had her own name badge and this was facilitated for her at several EASFAA conferences. 

Her family felt that donating conference registrations to EASFAA, MASFAA and NHASFAA would be the very best thing to do in Maureen's memory. It is their hope that the NHASFAA conference scholarship in Maureen's name will welcome new members to NHASFAA in the same way that NHASFAA so warmly welcomed Maureen.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Paid NHASFAA Membership; and
  • First-time NHASFAA Conference Attendee or less than two years of work in the financial aid field.

 

Scholarship Recipients

Kristen de Matteis, Saint Anselm College

Andrew Desjardins, University of New Hampshire

2018

2017

Tara Di Salvo, Plymouth State University

2016

Shari Trabucchi, Rivier University

2015

Kristen Beck, University of New Hampshire-Manchester

2014

Melissa Azzara, Education Talent Search

2013

Mary Martin, Rivier College

2012

Jennifer Smith, University of New Hampshire

2011