Graduate Student Regional Conference Scholarship

Presented to selected student members who are pursuing graduate education at either the Master's or Ph.D. or Ed.D. level. This program will give individuals studying in the academic advising field, or those with an interest in pursuing a career in academic advising, an opportunity to attend a NACADA Regional Conference.  These awards are funded through the Global Awards and the Silent Auction at the Annual Conference and any graduate student member may apply, regardless if they live within that region or not. 

Many of the regions also fund scholarships that are detailed at Regional Awards and are region-specific, so you must be a member of that region to apply.

Application Deadlines for Global Awards Regional Grad Student Scholarships:
February 6, 2017 - Region 1, 2, 4, 7, and 9
February 13, 2017 - Regions 3, 5 and 8
April 13, 2017 - Regions 6 and 10

*Dates subject to change

 **Please note that the scholarship provides a waiver of the registration fee.  All additional fees such as lodging and travel are the responsibility of the recipient.**

  • be a current NACADA student member at the time of scholarship application or be willing to join if receiving the scholarship. (Note: Student membership requires certification that the student is currently enrolled and is not fully employed in an advising position is required.) Please visit our Member Services page to become a student member.
  • demonstrate an interest in advising as a profession.
  • provide a description of goals to be accomplished through participation in the NACADA Regional Conferences.
  • Previous Graduate Student Regional Conference scholarship recipients and Regional Conference scholarship recipients are not eligible. 

Because NACADA believes that there is considerable strength in diversity, the selection committee strongly encourages applications from groups under-represented in the Association and its leadership.

Application Components:
  1. Completed Application Submission Portal.
  2. Advising Resume/Vitae.  Please limit entries to material that pertains directly to academic advising, presenting relevant information from the nominee's overall resume/vitae.
  3. Current area of study and career goals
  4.  Regional Conference Participation
    • List and describe the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Regional Conference.
    • In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA?
    • Describe your interest in advising as a profession and your decision to pursue this career path
  5. Letters of recommendation
    • A required component of the application materials submitted for this award is two letters of recommendation from your institution's officials, at least one of which must be an instructor in your field of study. These letters must be on institutional letterhead.  Please upload these letters and other application requirements no later than the specified deadline(s).
  6. Reflection Statement
    • Scholarship winners will be required to submit a short reflection statement regarding his/her experience at the regional conference. This paper should not exceed one page in length and will be due within one month following the regional conference attended.  The reflection statement will be posted to the Awards website.