Education Scholarship Fund

Education Scholarship Fund

About the NCURA Education Scholarship Fund

The Education Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to provide support to members who seek graduate education in research administration. 


NCURA's Mission for the Fund

NCURA is committed to the development of research administrators. The Education Scholarship Fund is designed to provide access to funds which would otherwise be unavailable through the generous donations of NCURA members. The Fund met its first goal of $100K is 2017 and gave its first scholarships in the Spring of 2018.


APPLY for the Education Scholarship Fund


Education Scholarship Fund Select Committee

Chair, Jill Frankenfield, University of Maryland College Park
Vice Chair, Tanya Blackwell, Children's Hospital of Atlanta

Anne Albinak, Johns Hopkins University
Kallie Firestone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laura Friedeberg, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Abby Guillory, University of Louisiana
Susanne Rahner, Yggdrasil, Germany
Robyn Remotigue, University of North Texas Health Sci Center at Fort Worth
Krista Roznovsky, Stanford University 
Deborah Shaver, University of Idaho
Bonniejean Zitske, University of Wisconsin Madison


Even a Little Makes a Difference

Fall 2019 Recipients
Sarah Browngoetz, Olympic College

I love being back in higher education. It feels like I’ve come home, and I can see a clear pathway to sharing my love of research administration with other people…I am looking forward to increasing my involvement in NCURA.  

Joseph P. Gibbs, University of California, Los Angeles

Simply put the scholarship would be a great relief… there is no denying that any financial assistance would ease the strains of a growing family.


Spring 2019 Recipient
Tammy Pratt, Clarkson University

I want to open the door to more opportunities…and to increase my value in the research administration community.


First Two Recipients 2018

Amanda Tan, Boston University

I am highly intrigued by the relationship between scientific research and administration, and how it advances our nation’s research enterprise. I look forward to growing as a research administrator with NCURA’s community.


Syliva Bradshaw, Dixie State University

NCURA has given me an ever-expanding network of professionals who I want to emulate by both their extensive knowledge and service rendered. I truly do hope to “pay it forward” as so many others have done for me.