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REGION 1 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

NACADA Region 1 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. 

Nominations for the following awards will close at 11:59 p.m. central Monday, November 1, 2021. 

  • Excellence in Advising - New Advisor
  • Excellence in Advising - Advisor Primary Role
  • Excellence in Advising - Faculty Advisor
  • Excellence in Advising - Advising Administrator
  • Region 1 Conference Presenter Scholarship
  • Region 1 Conference New Advisor Scholarship
  • Region 1 Conference Advising Administrator Scholarship
  • Region 1 Conference Inclusion and Engagement Scholarship: Canadian Members
  • Region 1 Academic Advising Administrators' Institute Scholarship
  • Region 1 Academic Advising Assessment Institute Scholarship
  • Region 1 Advising Seminar Scholarship

Nominations for the following awards will close at 11:59 p.m. central on Monday, January 31, 2022.

  • Region 1 Conference Graduate Student Scholarship

Nominations for the following awards are currently closed. 

  • Region 1 NACADA Annual Conference Inclusion and Engagement Scholarship: Canadian Members

 

Submission Instructions

ONLINE SUBMISSION PORTAL

  1. Enter a simple password.
  2. Select your Region.
  3. Select the award or scholarship from the drop down box.
  4. RECORD and save your Award/Scholarship Nomination Number and your password.
    *This step is extremely important so that you may leave the portal and return as needed as long as you have this information and have not hit the SUBMIT button.
  5. Upload all documents in pdf form.
  6. Once you are satisfied with your nomination and all documents have been uploaded, click 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.

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. To be eligible to receive the following awards - Excellence in Advising Award for Advisor Primary, Faculty Advisor and New Advisor, the nominee must be a current member of NACADA. If assistance with verification in needed, email the NACADA Executive Office at rawards@ksu.edu.

Excellence in Advising award recipients will receive:

  • An award plaque with framed certificate
  • $600 Professional Development stipend for the purpose of funding the following:
    • One-Year NACADA general membership
    • Early region conference registration fee
    • Remaining funds are provided to the recipient to be used towards travel, lodging, and/or other approved cost associated with attending the region conference.

*It is ideal if the nominee has the support of their office/department/college/institution in attending the region conference as the recipient will be recognized and presented their award plaque with framed certificate during the Region Conference Awards and Scholarships Ceremony.

Categories:

Excellence in Advising – Advisor Primary Role  

Recognizes individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students. Nominee must be a current member of NACADA.

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. Nominee must be a current member of NACADA.

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. Nominee must be a current member of NACADA.

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 three (3) years or more in that role. Nominees for this award are not required to be a current member of NACADA.

 

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.

Region 1 Conference Presenter Scholarship

This scholarship is for those attending and presenting at the Region 1 Conference and will cover the early conference registration fee. 

Criteria:

  • You must be a current member of NACADA
  • You must have submitted a proposal to present at the Region 1 conference. (You will apply before you might know if your presentation is accepted and we choose from only those who are accepted).

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:

  • Resume/Vita
  • Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  • Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending and presenting at the Region 1 Conference. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1?
    Letter of recommendation: From direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by NACADA Region 1 (unless you are paying yourself – then please have your supervisor indicate this in the letter.
  • Presentation Proposal Information: Please provide the following information about your presentation proposal in a separate PDF document: the title of the program proposal that was submitted, the type of program (pre-conference, concurrent session, poster session) and the name of the lead presenter.

Region 1 Conference New Advisor Scholarship

This scholarship is for new advisors attending the Region 1 Conference and will cover the early conference registration fee and $100 of approved conference related travel expenses (travel/hotel/food).

Criteria:

  • You must be a current member of NACADA
  • You must be new to the advising field (3 years or less calculated from the deadline for the submission, November 1, 2021), and have a primary role directly delivering advising services to students

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:

  • Resume/Vita
  • Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  • Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Region 1 Conference. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1?
  • Letter of recommendation: From direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by NACADA Region 1 (unless you are paying yourself – then please have your supervisor indicate this in the letter).
Region 1 Conference Advising Administrator Scholarship

This scholarship is for administrators who actively support academic advising on their campus and who will attend the Region 1 Conference. This scholarship will pay a one year NACADA general membership fee and the early conference registration fee. 

Criteria:

  • You must have held your current position as an advising administrator for at least one year and must be current NACADA member.

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:

  • Resume/Vita
  • Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  • Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Region 1 Conference. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1?
  • Letter of recommendation: From direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by NACADA Region 1 (unless you are paying yourself – then please have your supervisor indicate this in the letter).
Region 1 Conference Inclusion and Engagement Scholarship: Canadian Members

This scholarship is for Canadian members attending the Region 1 Conference and will cover the conference registration fee.  Two scholarships will be awarded. 

Criteria:  

  • You must be a current member of NACADA
  • You must be working at an institution in a Region 1 Canadian Province
  • The award recipient will be ineligible for the Region 1 Conference New Advisor Scholarship or the Region 1 Conference Advising Administrators Scholarship.

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:  

  • Resume/Vita
  • Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated. 
  • Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Region 1 Conference.  In what way would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1.
  • letter of recommendation: this should come from your direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by nacada region 1 (unless you are paying yourself - then please have your supervisor indicate this in the letter). 
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Region 1 Academic Advising Administrators' Institute Scholarship

This scholarship will cover the Academic Advising Administrators' Institute fee.

Criteria

  • You must be a current member of NACADA
  • You must have held your current job position for at least one year
  • You must have attended at least one regional or annual NACADA conference
  • You must be willing to write a short article summarizing your experience at the Institute for the regional newsletter

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:

  • Resume/Vita
  • Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  • Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Advising Administrators' Institute. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1?
  • Letter of Recommendation: Please attach a letter of recommendation from your direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by NACADA Region 1 (unless you are paying yourself – then please have your supervisor indicate this on the application).  
Region 1 Advising Seminar Scholarship

This scholarship will cover the Advising Seminar fee. Topic changes yearly.

Criteria

  • You must be a current member of NACADA
  • You must have held your current job position for at least one year
  • You must have attended at least one regional or annual NACADA conference
  • You must be willing to write a short article summarizing your experience at the Advising Seminar for the regional newsletter

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:

  • Resume/Vita
  • Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  • Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Advising Seminar. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1?
  • Letter of Recommendation: Please attach a letter of recommendation from your direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by NACADA Region 1 (unless you are paying yourself – then please have your supervisor indicate this on the application).  
Region 1 Academic Advising Assessment Institute Scholarship

Criteria

 This scholarship will cover the Academic Advising Assessment Institute fee.

  • You must be a current member of NACADA
  • You must have held your current job position for at least one year
  • You must have attended at least one regional or annual NACADA conference
  • You must be willing to write a short article summarizing your experience at the Advising Assessment Institute for the regional newsletter

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:

  • Resume/Vita
  • Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  • Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Assessment Institute. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1?
  • Letter of Recommendation: Please attach a letter of recommendation from your direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by NACADA Region 1 (unless you are paying yourself – then please have your supervisor indicate this on the application).  
Region 1 Conference Graduate Student Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduate students attending the Region 1 Conference and will cover the conference registration fee, NACADA student membership fee, and some travel expenses. 

Criteria:                                   

  • You must be a current student member of NACADA
  • At the 2020 Region 1 Conference, you will be asked to assist the conference planning committee during the conference - such as work registration, assist with distributing/collecting evaluations, work at the hospitality table, etc.
    NOTE: Graduate students may not be awarded this scholarship two years in a row.

Submission Procedures: Nominations must include 4 PDF uploads:

  • Resume/Vita
  • Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  • Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Region 1 Conference. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 1?
  • Letter of recommendation: From direct supervisor, which must include a statement of financial support for your travel/hotel expenses if you are awarded a scholarship by NACADA Region 1 (unless you are paying yourself – then please have your supervisor indicate this in the letter).