Scholarships

NASAGA is offering three scholarships for the 2021 conferences. These can be applied to the one-day conferences or the annual conference.  All scholarships come with a year of membership to NASAGA, which provides access to resources to help you implement learning through play!

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2020 in memory of George Floyd.  The events of 2020 heightened our awareness of the gatekeeping of the field our organization represents. As such, we were called to put action to our words by creating a scholarship for those who identify as Black, Brown, Indigenous, or Asian. Our hopes in funding this scholarship will increase the number of seats for People of Color at the gaming table to continue to improve and expand our field. The Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship provides two free conference registrations to those who identify as People of Color and have a strong passion for using games for learning.

Judee Blohm Scholarship

Judee Blohm was the backbone of NASAGA until her passing in July of 2013. She was long-time Editor of SIMAGES as well as Editor and facilitator of the NASAGA Training Activity book. She was an inspiration, a mentor, and a very creative person. The Judee Blohm award honors her life and dedication by providing free conference registration in her name to those who share her love of games and learning. This year, awards will be given in the amount of a full conference registration.

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Richard Powers Scholarship

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Richard Powers was a novelist, playwright, mime performer, professor, wide-ranging educator, and game designer. He was introduced to NASAGA simulation and gaming in 1975, when he stepped into a crowded elevator and was drawn into learning how to play a numbers game. Upon his passing in March 2014, a fund was created in his honor which now provides NASAGA conference registration to those who share his interest in simulation and gaming, and who apply that interest to social justice or sustainability. Awards will be given in the amount of a full conference registration.

Apply for a Scholarship

To apply for any scholarship, please fill out our scholarship application form.

Get Involved!

To donate to NASAGA scholarships, please contribute on our scholarships donations page. This “item” in your “shopping cart” enables you to make a donation in $10 increments.  Please just select the number of $10’s you’d like to contribute (for example, 5 x $10 = $50).