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

Jennifer Liane, SNHU


Andrew Savage, Great Bay Community College


Sherry Lyle, Rivier University


Kristen de Matteis, Saint Anselm College


Andrew Desjardins, University of New Hampshire


Tara Di Salvo, Plymouth State University


Shari Trabucchi, Rivier University


Kristen Beck, UNH - Manchester


Melissa Azzara, Education Talent Search


Mary Martin, Rivier College


Jennifer Smith, University of New Hampshire