REGION 9 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

NACADA Region 9 is proud to support student success by providing opportunities for recognition and professional development opportunities for academic advisors, administrators, and graduate students working toward a career in advising. These are the award, scholarships, and grant opportunities available throughout the year. Applications are due through the online submission portal.

Applications are due Nov. 1, 2018

Applications are due Jan. 31, 2019

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.

OTHER REGION 9 EXCELLENCE IN ADVISING AWARDS
 

In addition to the awards listed above, Region 9 recognizes advising professionals in the categories of community college advising, advising innovation, and advising equity. Winners are highly encouraged to attend the regional conference and will be awarded a grant. Timeline, criteria, eligibility and submission requirements are similar to what is listed above unless otherwise listed below. Region 9 award winners must write a short article summarizing their conference experience for the Region 9 Blog. 

Categories:

Region 9 Excellence in Advising - Community College Advising

Recognizes individuals who currently work at a community college in an advising position. These individuals have demonstrated effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding academic advisor/counselor.

Region 9 Excellence in Advising - Advising Equity Champion

Recognizes advising professionals who are making advising more inclusive, fair, and responsive to the needs of historically marginalized and/or non-tradtional student populations. The goal of this award is to acknowledge advising work that helps address inequities experienced by students during their college careers. The award may also recognize the development of advising competency trainings or research that promotes educational equity, advising programs or initiatives that target inequities, and advising professional develompent opportunities for advisors who have identified as historically marginalized and/or non-traditional students. This award may recognize both outstanding one time efforts and/or high quality work sustained over time.

Region 9 Excellence in Advising - Advising Innovation

Recognizes advisors who are pioneering new and/or unique and effective approaches in the field of academic advising. The goal of this award is to recognize advancement in the field of advising that either helps advisors in their support of student success or advances the professional development of advisors. This includes (but is not limited to) innovative programs, models, initiatives, research, assessment, training, or technology.

Criteria

  • Innovation - new approach in promoting efficient and effective academic advising practices
  • Creativity - demonstrates creative use of resources (human, fiscal, or physical)
  • Impact - definitive evidence of positive student, advisor, or institutional outcome

Eligibility

  • Program must have been in operation for at least one year (may include pilot period)
  • Clear evidence of effectiveness is required

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  • Statement (2 pages maximum) which includes:
    • Institution
    • Program development (why, how, and when the program was developed)
    • Results overview (impact on students, advisors, and the institution)
    • Potential for adaptation by other institutions
  • Evidence (1 page maximum) that clearly demonstrates program effectiveness and its impact on the students, advisors, and institution.

REGION 9 CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
 

Region 9 Conference scholarship offerings vary each year, but are related to regional and annual conference expenses (i.e. registration and/or travel stipend).

Submission timeline: July 1 - Novemeber 1 each year (approximately)

Region 9 Conference Scholarship committee reviews applications/nominations and winners will be announced in January or February.

Categories:

Region 9 Conference Graduate Student Scholarship 

NACADA Region 9 is committed to investing in the future of advising by supporting current Region 9 graduate students in their learning and professional development through attendance at the Region 9 Conference. Student nominess must be currently enrolled in either a masters or doctoral program and must be involved with academic advising on their campus. Must be a current NACADA student member. Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the Spring semester.

Region 9 Conference Presenter Scholarship

Awarded to a member who has been accepted as a presenter at the NACADA Region 9 Conference.

Region 9 Conference Attendee Scholarship

Awarded to a member who is interested in attending the NACADA Region 9 Conference and is in need of addtional funding.

Eligibility

  • Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA at the time of the conference
  • Applicants/Nominees should plan to attend their spring Region conference and have support of their office/department
  • Applicants/Nominees must be willing to write a short article summarizing their conference experience for the Region 9 Blog

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  • Current resume
  • Goal Statement - one page description of presenter or attendee goals to accomplish at conference
  • Financial Information - information related to how a scholarship would impact your attendance. Detailed plan for covering travel expenses - specifically, who will cover cost of lodging/travel/meals

REGION 9 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
 

Annual Conference Scholarship committee reviews applications/nominations and winners will be announced in July or August.

Categories:

Region 9 Annual Conference Graduate Student Scholarship 

NACADA Region 9 is committed to investing in the future of advising by supporting current Region 9 graduate students in their learning and professional development through attendance at the Annual Conference. Student nominees must be currently enrolled in either a masters or doctoral program and must be involved with academic advising on their campus. Must be a current NACADA student member. Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the Spring semester.

Region 9 Annual Conference Presenter Scholarship

Awarded to a member who has been accepted as a presenter at the Annual Conference.

Region 9 Annual Conference Attendee Scholarship

Awarded to a member who is interested in attending the Annual Conference and is in need of additional funding.

Eligibility

  • Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA at the time of the conference
  • Applicants/Nominees should plan to attend the Annual Conference and have support of their office/department
  • Applicants/Nominees must be willing to write a short article summarizing their conference experience for the Region 9 Blog

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  • Current resume
  • Goal Statement - one page description of presenter or attendee goals to accomplish at conference
  • Financial Information - information related to how scholarship would impact your attendance. Detailed plan for covering travel expenses - specifically, who will cover cost of lodging/travel/meals

REGION 9 INSTITUTE/SEMINAR SCHOLARSHIP
 

Institute/Seminar Scholarship committee reviews applications/nominations and winners will be announced in January or February.

Category:

Region 9 Institute/Seminar Scholarship

Awarded to a NACADA member, who has been in an advising-related position for at least one year, and has attended at least one Regoin or Annual NACADA Conference, and who is willing to write a short article summarizing the experience at the Institution or Seminar for the Region 9 Blog.

Eligibility

  • Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA at the time of the Institute/Seminar
  • Applicants/Nominees should plan to attend the Institute/Seminar and have support of their office/department
  • Applicants/Nominees must be willing to write a short article summarizing their Institute/Seminar experience for the Region 9 Blog

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  • Current resume
  • Goal Statement - one page description of presenter or attendee goals to accomplish at Institute/Seminar
  • Financial Information - information related to how scholarship would impact your attendance. Detailed plan for covering travel expenses - specifically, who will cover cost of lodging/travel/meals