REGION 10 AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
 

NACADA Region 10 is proud to support student success by providing opportunities for recognition and professional development opportunities for academic advisors and administrators. Applications are due through the online submission portal.

Applications are due Nov. 1, 2017

Applications will open approximately March 2018 and are due May 31, 2018

REGION EXCELLENCE IN ADVISING AWARDS
 

Excellence in Advising Awards are selected within each region. These awards recognize individuals who demonstrate qualities and practices that make significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. Winners will receive complimentary registration to their region conference.

Submission timeline: July 1 - November 1 each year

Region Awards committees review applications/nominations and winners will be announced in December or early January. The awards are presented at region conferences in the spring.

Categories:

Excellence in Advising – Advisor Primary Role  

Recognizes individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students.

Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor

Recognizes individuals whose primary responsibility is teaching and who spend a portion of their time providing academic advising services to students.  

Excellence in Advising – New Advisor

Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of three (3) or fewer years.

Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator

Recognizes individuals who may provide direct academic advising services to students but whose primary responsibility is as an administrator or director of an academic advising program. 

 

Several regions offer additional Excellence in Advising awards as well as scholarships and grants. – Please see below for more information.

 

Criteria: The Selection Committee will evaluate applications/nominations on the evidence of qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to:

  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Professional practices
  • Documented success
  • Documented advisor development

Eligibility: Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA (except Excellence in Advising - Advising Administrators applicants) and may apply only in their own region.

  • Individuals may self-nominate.
  • Award recipients' early conference registration fee is covered by the region account and they will be recognized during the conference. Therefore, it is ideal if applicants have the support of their office/department/college in attending the region conference.
  • Applicants must have worked in the advising profession for a minimum of one year.

Submission is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF form:

  • Nomination/Application Letter: This letter should summarize the nominee/applicant’s qualifications and why the individual is being nominated for the award. This document should provide the evidence and specific examples that demonstrate excellent performance. Input from others is encouraged as the nomination letter is composed and may include quotes or comments from colleagues and students. The letter SHOULD NOT exceed three pages, single spaced.
  • Letters of Support: Include up to two additional letters of support. These letters may come from colleagues, employees, supervisors, or students - anyone who might augment the selection committee's understanding of the nominee. Letters SHOULD NOT exceed two pages single spaced.
  • Nominee Resume or Curriculum Vita- Please limit entries to material that pertains directly to academic advising, presenting relevant information from the nominees overall resume/vita. Please include your current job with either a position description or a list of job responsibilities.
  • Personal Philosophy Statement (optional but encouraged)  Please provide a personal philosophy statement regarding their (nominees) approach to advising and/or advising administration. This document SHOULD NOT exceed two pages single spaced

All documents will be submitted in pdf format, including letters.

REGION 10 TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS
 

We are pleased to offer the following scholarships to our Region 10 Members. The criteria and applications for these awards and grants are below.

Region 10 Annual Conference Travel Scholarship

Five (5) travel scholarships may be awarded (one per each state in our region)  – Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The travel scholarship will reimburse up to $400 of approved conference expenses. Scholarship winners will be contacted directly with specific forms and instructions for reimbursement. This scholarship only applies to the upcoming Annual Conference. You must be a member at the time of the Annual Conference. 

Eligibility: 
Individual must be a current Region 10 member of NACADA in good standing at the time of application and the event.

Criteria: 
Winner must attend the Annual Conference and be willing to do a brief write up describing one idea gleanded from the conference that could be implemented in their position on their campus.

Submission Procedures: 
Using the on-line awards portal, please provide the following information:

  1. Current Resume/Vita
  2. Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA, or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  3. Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Annual Conference. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 10.
  4. Please attach an itemized budget proposal of estimated conference expenses.

Eligible expenses include: Conference registration, airfare, mileage, meals which are not included in the conference registration fee (dinner up to $25, no more than $40 total per day), transfers, parking, transportation to/from home airport, and other expenses directly related to the conference and travel for the conference.      

Ineligible expenses: NACADA membership fees, late fees, or meals that are already included in the conference registration fee. 


Region 10 Conference Travel Scholarship

Five (5) travel scholarships may be awarded (one per each state in our region)  – Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The travel scholarship will reimburse up to $400 of approved conference expenses. Scholarship winners will be contacted directly with specific forms and instructions for reimbursement. This scholarship only applies to the upcoming Region 10 Conference.

Please note: Winners of the previous Region 10 conference awards are not eligible for this award.

Eligiblility:
Individual must be a current Region 10 member of NACADA in good standing at the time of the award and the event. 

Criteria:
Winner must attend the Region 10 Conference and be willing to do a brief write up describing one idea gleaned from the conference that could be implmented in their position on their campus.

Submission Procedures:
Using the online awards portal, please provide the following information:

  1. Current Resume/Vita
  2. Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA, or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  3. Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Region 10 Conference. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 10.
  4. Please attach an itemized budget proposal of estimated conference expenses.

Eligible expenses include:Conference registration, airfare, mileage, meals which are not included in the conference registration fee (dinner up to $25, no more than $40 total per day), transfers, parking, transportation to/from home airport, and other expenses directly related to the conference and travel for the conference. 

Ineligible expenses: NACADA membership fees, late fees, and meals that are already included in the conference registration fee.