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SASFAA Diversity Leadership Program 


SASFAA's Diversity Leadership Program seeks to

● Provide opportunity, support, and access to individuals from identified underrepresented groups (i.e., people of color, people with disabilities, and people of LGBTQ+) in the Association community;

● Help to advance the careers of program participants through professional development;

● Increase access to a diverse pool of talented leaders who represent the diversity of the membership; and

● To create a collaboration that is transferable to help the institution, State Association, and SASFAA to develop future leaders, from diverse backgrounds, who are motivated to accomplish the goals of the Association.


If accepted, participants would receive the following benefits:

● Complimentary registration to the SASFAA Annual Conference and reimbursement of approved expenses for conference hotel, meals not included in conference, and travel. (See SASFAA Policy and Procedures for policies on travel reimbursement). Any airfare cost that exceeds $500 must receive prior approval from the President.  Request for approval must include explanation of reasonable need for additional expense.  

● A One-On-One Partnership with a member who have previously served on SASFAA’s Board of Directors and/or Committee(s); and

● Hold a place on one task force for each participant to ensure volunteer experience is gained.


To be considered for the DLP, a candidate must:

● Be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group, LGBTQ+ , or a person with a disability;

● Have been working in or with financial aid for a minimum of three years (no maximum);

● Be a member of SASFAA;

● Have demonstrated professional or civic/community leadership experience;

● Be committed to fully engage in all DLP scholarship benefits as outlined above; and

● Secure in writing supervisor/institutional support for the individual’s participation and time away from the office to participate in DLP.

● If accepted, agree not to apply to the NASFAA Diversity Leadership Program in the same year.


The application is now live!  To apply, please complete the application HERE.  A copy of your resume, a letter of support from your supervisor, and a professional recommendation are required as part of the application process.

The deadline to submit your application is May 17, 2024 at 11:59PM EST.

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