NACADA Region 10 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 will close at 11:59 p.m. central Monday, November 2, 2020. 

  • Region 10 Excellence in Advising – Advisor Primary Role
  • Region 10 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor
  • Region 10 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor
  • Region 10 Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator
  • Region 10 Service to Region 10

Application period is closed.

  • Region 10 Annual Conference Travel Scholarship

Submission Instructions


  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 10 Annual Conference Travel Scholarship

Up to five (5) travel scholarships may be awarded. The travel scholarship will reimburse up to $400 of approved conference expenses. Scholarship winners will be contacted directly with specific forms and instructions for reimbursement. This scholarship only applies to the upcoming Annual Conference in the Fall. You must be a member at the time of the Annual Conference. 

Individual must be a current Region 10 member of NACADA in good standing at the time of application and the event.

Winner must attend the Annual Conference and be willing to do a brief write up describing one idea gleanded from the conference that could be implemented in their position on their campus.

Submission Procedures: 
Using the online awards portal, please provide the following information:

  1. Current Resume/Vita
  2. Professional Development Activities: Please list any NACADA, or other professional development activities in which you have participated.
  3. Scholarship Information: Give a brief description of the goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Annual Conference. In what ways would you like to extend your involvement in NACADA, especially in Region 10.
  4. Please attach an itemized budget proposal of estimated conference expenses.

Eligible expenses include: Conference registration, airfare, mileage, meals which are not included in the conference registration fee (dinner up to $25, no more than $40 total per day), transfers, parking, transportation to/from home airport, and other expenses directly related to the conference and travel for the conference.  

Ineligible expenses: NACADA membership fees, late fees, or meals that are already included in the conference registration fee. 


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.


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 10 Award


This award annually recognizes the importance of volunteer service to Region 10 by a NACADA member through outstanding service to the organization and the Region. The winner receives a framed certificate, a one year NACADA general membership, and is honored at the awards ceremony held during the Region Conference in the Spring.


  • A nominee must be a current member of NACADA and must also have a history of involvement and membership in the organization.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.
  • Current members of the Region 10 Steering Committee are not eligible for consideration for this award. After the member's term of office is over, they may then be eligible for consideration.

Submission Procedures:
Nominations must contain adequate factual or descriptive material for the selection Committee to evaluate the nomination, including:

  • A supporting letter from the nominator, providing evidence that the candidate has made significant contributions to Region 10, 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 or national level.
  • Letters of support from colleagues, students or staff not to exceed two letters in any category.
  • Nominee resume or vita.
  • Additional materials that support the candidate's nomination.

*Nominations must include only original documentation prepared specifically for the NACADA Region 10 Awards Program. Materials intended for other award programs will not be considered.

The winner receives a framed certificate, a one year NACADA general membership, and is honored at the awards ceremony held during the Region Conference in the Spring.