REGION 2 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
 

NACADA Region 2 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. Scroll to the bottom for more detailed information about each award/scholarship. 

Applications will be open July 1, 2018 - November 1, 2018

  • Excellence in Advising - Primary Role
  • Excellence in Advising - Faculty Advisor
  • Excellence in Advising - New Advisor
  • Excellence in Advising - Advising Administrator
  • Region 2 Outstanding Advising Advocate Award
  • Service to Region 2 Award
  • Region 2 Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Award
  • Region 2 Jeff Gardner Memorial Scholarship for Professional Development Scholarship
  • Region 2 Ambassador Scholarship
  • Region 2 Webinar Scholarship
  • Region 2 Research Seminar Scholarship

Applications will be open July 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019

  • Region 2 Conference Student Scholarship
Online
Submission
Instructions


ONLINE SUBMISSION PORTAL

  1. Enter a password -keep simple
  2. Select your Region
  3. Select the award from the drop down box
  4. RECORD your Award/Scholarship Nomination Number and your password 
  5. Enter all information
  6. All uploaded documents must be in pdf form
  7. You can leave and come back as long as you have not hit the SUBMIT button.
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 for a minimum of 3 years in that role.. 

 

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.

Service to Region 2 Award


This award recognizes a current member of Region 2 of NACADA who has made significant contributions to NACADA's Region 2, 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 a regional level. Previous winners or current members of the Steering Committee are not eligible for consideration for this award. After the member's term is over s/he may be eligible for consideration. Winner will receive complementary registration to the Region 2 conference.

  • 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 service to Region 2.  Input from others is encouraged as the nomination letter is composed and may include quotes or comments from colleagues. 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.
Region 2 Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Award


This award will annually recognize one individual who has contributed meaningful scholarship in academic advising. During the evaluation and selection process, nominees will be evaluated on the impact of their contributions with particular attention to his/her scholarship's potential impact on future research and discussion. This may be represented by a history of continued influential scholarship or a single, innovative contribution. Region 2 seeks to recognize well-published as well as novice scholars in the region. The winner will receive complementary registration to the NACADA Region 2 conference, one year NACADA general membership, recognition at the Region 2 conference luncheon and an invitation to share their research during the region conference.

  • 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 demonstrate scholarly contributions with particular attention to his/her scholarship's potential impact on future research and discussion.  This may be represented by a history of continued influential scholarship or a single, innovative contribution.  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 one or 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.
Jeff Gardner Memorial Scholarship for Professional Development Scholarship


This scholarship is presented to a NACADA member of Region 2 who demonstrates involvement in the overall association, region, state, local advising organizations and exhibits the potential for region and association leadership roles. Winner receives a complementary registraiton to a NACADA Summer Institute. The applicant will submit.

  • Current Position Decripition: Please include a position description or a list of job responsibilities
  • Professional Development Summary:  List NACADA Association level, State and/or Region activities and positions held (including conferences attended, presentations, committees, commissions and others.)  Also cite participation in other professional organizations.
  • Goals for participation:  This document should summarize the applicant’s goals for participation in the Institute as well as a list of ways you would like to extend your involvement in NACADA. The letter SHOULD NOT exceed 2 pages, single spaced.
  • Letters of Support:  Include up to two additional letters of support. One of which must include a statement of financial support from your institution for your travel if you are awarded a scholarship for the registration fee (approximately $800).  Letter(s) SHOULD NOT exceed two pages single spaced and should be on institutional letterhead.
Region 2 Conference Graduate Student Scholarship


This scholarship is open to students who plan to attend the Region 2 conference in the Spring. Winners receive complementary registration to the Region 2 Conference. The applicant will submit:

  • Resume/vita:  Document which includes your current resume or vita, limited to 3 pages or less.
  • Goals for participation:  In 250 words or less, describe what you hope to gain/learn from attending the regional conference.
  • Topics of interest:  In 250 words or less, describe a topic you are currently researching and the relationship to advising OR a topic you would be interested in presenting at an academic conference in the future OR a presentation you have submitted or has been accepted for this year's conference.  
Region 2 Ambassador Scholarship


One scholarship will be awarded to an individual who embraces the values of NACADA and seeks to become more involved in NACADA leadership. The scholarship will cover Region 2 conference registration, an annual membership, and up to $500 in travel expenses. After the conference, awardees will be encouraged to work with their state liaison to serve as an ambassador to NACADA at their institution and possibly the surrounding area, encouraging membership and participation in the organization. Please note that members currently holding an elected position within NACADA are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • Nomination/Application Letter (self-nominations are encouraged): This letter should summarize the nominee/applicant's qualifications and why the individual is being nominated. This letter may also include goals for participation.
     
  • Letter of Support:  Include a letter of support from your institution stating that conference attendance and serving as an ambassador would be supported and encouraged.
Region 2 Webinar Scholarship


This scholarship will provide the awardee access to one NACADA webinar. As a part of winning this scholarship, the awardee would need to commit to arranging for others on their campus to participate in the webinar as well. Up to one Region 2 Webinar Scholarship will be given each year.

  • Nomination/Application Letter (self-nominations are encouraged):  This letter should explain what you hope to gain by viewing NACADA webinars, and how participation will help you in achieving a professional goal.
Region 2 Research Seminar Scholarship


A scholarship will be awarded for an individual to attend the 2019 NACADA Research Seminar. The scholarship will cover a one-year general membership to NACADA, registration fee to the symposium, and up to $500 in travel expenses when funds are available. After the seminar, awardees will be encouraged to present about their experience at the Region 2 Conference and/or seek to publish in the NACADA journal. 

  • Nomination/Application Letter (self-nominations are encouraged):  This letter should summarize the nominee/applicant's qualifications and why the individual is being nominated. This letter may also include goals for participation.
     
  • Letter of Support: Include a letter of support from your institution stating that attendance to the Research Symposium, and possibly the Region 2 Conference, will be supported and encouraged. 
Region 2 Outstanding Advocate for Academic Advising Award
 

This award recognizes administrators who, while not directly involved in academic advising, exemplify commitment to the advising community and advocate for advising, students, and advisors on their campus.

  • 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.