REGION 3 SCHOLARSHIPS
Region 3 Harriett Hurt Memorial Travel Scholarship
The Harriett Hurt Memorial Travel Scholarship is presented to a Region 3 NACADA member for volunteer service to Region 3 and NACADA. The Travel Grant Award is dedicated to Harriett in memory of her dedication to NACADA and her legacy of leadership in Region 3. Nominees must be a current Region 3 NACADA member and have a history of involvement and membership in the organization, as well as have a financial need of support to travel to and attend the NACADA Region 3 conference not met through their institution. The winner(s) will recieve complimentary registration to the upcoming region conference.
Harriett Hurt was a role model and inspiration to many. Harriett graduated from Greenville High School (SC) in 1962 and went directly to work. Over the next 35 years she had a colorful life as a singer. Harriett traveled, sang in a band, got married and raised a son. After the tragic death of her son during a robbery, Harriett went to work in a doughnut shop in Columbia, SC. It was during this time that Harriett befriended a customer who was also a USC professor. This professor saw something great in Harriett and kept encouraging her to attend college. Eventually she applied to USC as a 40-year-old freshman where she completed a BA in English and graduated with Honors. Harriett then earned a Masters in English and was hired to work at USC in Adult Student Services. Harriett found her life’s calling. Over the years Harriett counseled, encouraged, and sometimes pushed when necessary, many adult students to complete their degrees. She also had an impact on hundreds of traditional aged students by teaching Univ 101 and American Lit for many years. Harriett was a recipient of the USC Ada B. Thomas Staff Academic Advisor Award. She was involved in NACADA as Region 3 Steering Committee Member, South Carolina State Rep, and Region 3 Conference Planning Committee.
Harriett was dedicated to NACADA and often traveled to conferences at her own expense. Harriett passed away unexpectedly in 2014. Her loss was a blow to both USC and the Region 3 families. This award is meant to keep her spirit alive for future Region 3 members.
Submission Procedures: Nominations must contain factual or descriptive material including:
- A supporting letter from the nominator, providing evidence that the candidate has made significant contributions to NACADA, Region 3, the profession of academic advising, leadership in the field of advising, as well as related professional areas, and a commitment to the importance of academic advising at the regional level.
- Two to four total letters of support from colleagues, staff, or students.
- Evidence of submission of a conference presentation (poster or concurrent session) to the NACADA Region 3 conference in the year of the scholarship request.
- Statement from candidate regarding financial need for travel funding including an estimated budget of expenditures fto travel to Region 3 conference.
- Additional materials that support candidate's nomination.
Region 3 Conference Graduate Student Scholarship
NACADA Region 3 is excited to offer up to five graduate student conference scholarships. We want to show our support of our graduate students by encouraging attendance at the Region 3 Conference. Graduate Student Conference recipients will receive a one-year NACADA student membership and student registration for the upcoming Region 3 Conference.
Student nominees must be currently enrolled in either a masters or doctoral program and must be involved in some aspect of academic advising on their campuses. Cannot be a full-time employee at a higher education institution. Must be enrolled in a least 6 credits in the spring semester or add a letter from nominee's department stating s/he is actively working on the dissertation. This scholarship is not transferable to another person or another year. This is a one-time only award (recipients are not eligible to apply again.)
- Applicants/Nominees must attend the spring Region 3 conference, attend the Awards Luncheon, and have financial support from their office/department or be willing to pay the remaining travel expenses.
- Applicants/Nominees will write a reflection summarizing their conference experiences. This reflection may be used by the Awards Committee to market future scholarships. It must be submitted no later than May 31, 2017.
- Applicants will volunteer at the conference if they are not presenting at the conference.
Scholarship applications will be accepted from the graduate student or a direct supervisor or the student and should be submitted through the NACADA Awards online system. All scholarship applications must include the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.
- Current Resume
- Scholarship Statement - one page description of what you hope to learn, accomplish, and/or achieve by attending the conference as well as your future career goals
- Advising Statement - no more than 250 words
- Copy of current unofficial transcript - (in PDF form)
- Recommendation Letter - written by direct supervisor, must highlight advising experience and confirm willingness to financially support the remainder of your travel costs (transportation, lodging, and food) or that you are willing to pay out-of-pocket for the remaining costs