Annual Conference Graduate Scholarship

Deadline to apply - July 1, 2017 - Midnight CST

2018 Annual Conference - Phoenix, AZ

Presented to selected student members pursuing graduate education at either the Master's or Ph.D. or Ed.D. level. This program will give selected individuals studying in the academic advising field or those with an interest in pursuing a career in academic advising an opportunity to attend the 42nd NACADA Annual Conference on Academic Advising in Phoenix, AZ

The scholarship will waive the student member registration fee to attend the annual conference.  The provision of this type of support upholds one of the primary goals of the Association, which is to offer comprehensive professional development opportunities.

These scholarships are made possible due to the success of the NACADA Silent Auction held during the Annual Conference. 

  • 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.) Please see the NACADA Student Membership Application.
  • demonstrate an interest in advising as a profession.
  • provide a description of goals to be accomplished through participation in the NACADA Annual Conference

Once awarded a Graduate Student Annual Conference scholarship, recipients will not be eligible in subsequent years.

Application Components:
  1. Completed an application in the Submission Portal.
  2. Advising Resume/Vitae.  Please limit entries to material that pertain directly to academic advising, presenting relevant information from the nominee's overall resume/vitae.
  3. Current area of study and career goals
  4.  Annual Conference Participation
    • List and describe the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Annual 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 Annual conference. This paper should not exceed one page in length and will be due within one month following the Annual conference attended.  The reflection statement may be posted to the Awards website.