NSA Scholarship and Grant Recipients 2017

NSA Student Scholarship


Cavett Robert Scholarship
Evan Guest
Marketing/Political Communication
Drake University


Bill Gove Scholarship
Adam Whetstone
Pre Law
University of South Carolina Lancaster


Nido Qubein Scholarship
Houston Gunn
Music Business/Economics
Belmont University


Earl Nightingale Scholarship
Meagan Stack
Adult Education and Training
Colorado State University


Jeanne Robertson Scholarship
Karen Zuccardi
Public Service
Clinton School of Public Service


Robert Henry Scholarship
Jackie Singer
Business Administration Social/Political History
Carnegie Mellon University

About the NSA Student Scholarships

In 1989, the Foundation established a scholarship program to encourage and reward juniors, seniors and graduate students who have a burning desire to pursue some aspect of professional speaking as a career. Each year the Foundation awards six $5,000 student scholarship grants.

Art Berg Fund Grant


Empowering Lives and Building Foundations, Inc., provides support for programs that empower economically disadvantaged youth, families, seniors, disabled, and handicapped individuals who specifically live in affordable housing subsidized, owned and/or managed by the Housing Authority of the City of High Point.

About the Art Berg Fund Grant

To honor the memory and contributions of Art Berg, CSP, CPAE, the Art Berg Fund Grant was created to provide grants to 501(c)3 organizations in which an Association member is involved as an active volunteer for use in a technology-related project that enhances communication for the benefit of the clients of the non-profit organization. Each year, one grant is awarded in the amount of $4,000.

Community Grant

Edgewood Children’s Ranch –  Offers children a place to come and learn that they can succeed, in their home, in school and in life.  While the children are in residence working on their behavioral skills, we provide training and support to parents and guardians.  It’s Edgewood’s goal to help restore disconnected families.

About the Community Grant

In 2014, The NSA Foundation Board of Trustees decided that since our Foundation had been so richly blessed over the years, we needed to “practice what we preached” to our members about being more philanthropic and continuously giving to the Foundation. A decision was made to provide a grant of $10,000 to a charity located in the city where the annual Convention of NSA was being held. That first year, our Convention was in San Diego, CA. Several charitable non-profit organizations in that area were selected and reviewed. The decision was made to provide our first grant to the The Warrior Foundation, a local organization, staffed and managed completely by volunteers who used 100% of the money they were given to provide aid to military veterans in the San Diego area.

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