REGION 9 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

NACADA Region 9 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. 

  • Region 9 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor
  • Region 9 Excellence in Advising – Advisor Primary Role
  • Region 9 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor
  • Region 9 Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator
  • Region 9 Excellence in Advising – Community College Advising
  • Region 9 Excellence in Advising – Advising Innovation
  • Region 9 Excellence in Advising – Advising Equity Champion
  • Region 9 Conference Graduate Student Scholarship
  • Region 9 Conference Presenter Scholarship
  • Region 9 Conference Attendee Scholarship
  • Region 9 Institute/Seminar Scholarship

Nominations for the following awards are currently closed. 

  • Region 9 Annual Conference Graduate Student Scholarship
  • Region 9 Annual Conference Presenter Scholarship
  • Region 9 Annual Conference Attendee Scholarship

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 9 Excellence in Advising - Community College Advising

Recognizes individuals who have qualities and practices that make significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising at a community college and whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students. Winner will receive complementary early registration to the Region 9 Conference.

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  1. Statement (2 pages maximum) which includes:
    • Institution
    • Program development (why, how, and when the program was developed)
    • Results overview (impact on students, advisors, and the institution)
    • Potential for adaptation by other institutions
       
  2. Evidence (1 page maximum) that clearly demonstrates program effectiveness and its impact on the students, advisors, and institution.
Region 9 Excellence in Advising - Advising Innovation

Recognizes advisors who are pioneering new and/or unique and effective approaches in the field of academic advising. The goal of this award is to recognize advancement in the field of advising that either helps advisors in their support of student success or advances the professional development of advisors. This includes (but is not limited to) innovative programs, models, initiatives, research, assessment, training, or technology.  Winner will receive complimentary early registration for the Region 9 Conference.

Criteria

  • Innovation - new approach in promoting efficient and effective academic advising practices
  • Creativity - demonstrates creative use of resources (human, fiscal, or physical)
  • Impact - definitive evidence of positive student, advisor, or institutional outcome

Eligibility

  • Program must have been in operation for at least one year (may include pilot period)
  • Clear evidence of effectiveness is required

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  1. Statement (2 pages maximum) which includes:
    • Institution
    • Program development (why, how, and when the program was developed)
    • Results overview (impact on students, advisors, and the institution)
    • Potential for adaptation by other institutions
       
  2. Evidence (1 page maximum) that clearly demonstrates program effectiveness and its impact on the students, advisors, and institution.
Region 9 Excellence in Advising - Advising Equity Champion

Recognizes advising professionals who are making advising more inclusive, fair, and responsive to the needs of historically marginalized and/or non-traditional student populations. The goal of this award is to acknowledge advising work that helps address inequities experienced by students during their college careers. The award may also recognize the development of advising competency trainings or research that promotes educational equity, advising programs or initiatives that target inequities, and advising professional development opportunities for advisors who have identified as historically marginalized and/or non-traditional students. This award may recognize both outstanding one time efforts and/or high quality work sustained over time. The winner will receive complementary early registration fee to the Region 9 Conference.

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  1. Statement (2 pages maximum) which includes:
    • Institution
    • Program development (why, how, and when the program was developed)
    • Results overview (impact on students, advisors, and the institution)
    • Potential for adaptation by other institutions
       
  2. Evidence (1 page maximum) that clearly demonstrates program effectiveness and its impact on the students, advisors, and institution.
Region 9 Conference Graduate Student Scholarship 

NACADA Region 9 is committed to investing in the future of advising by supporting current Region 9 graduate students in their learning and professional development through attendance at the Region 9 Conference. Student nominees must be currently enrolled in either a masters or doctoral program and must be involved with academic advising on their campus. Must be a current NACADA student member. Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the Spring semester.

Eligibility

  • Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA at the time of application and the conference
  • Applicants/Nominees should plan to attend their spring Region conference and have support of their office/department
  • Applicants/Nominees must be willing to write a short article summarizing their conference experience for the Region 9 Blog

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  • Current resume
  • Goal Statement - one page description of presenter or attendee goals to accomplish at conference
  • Financial Information - information related to how a scholarship would impact your attendance. Detailed plan for covering travel expenses - specifically, who will cover cost of lodging/travel/meals
Region 9 Conference Presenter Scholarship

Awarded to a member who has been accepted as a presenter at the NACADA Region 9 Conference.

Eligibility

  • Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA at the time of application and the conference.
  • Applicants/Nominees should plan to attend their spring Region conference and have support of their office/department.
  • Applicants/Nominees must be willing to write a short article summarizing their conference experience for the Region 9 Blog.

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  • Current resume
  • Goal Statement - one page description of presenter or attendee goals to accomplish at conference
  • Financial Information - information related to how a scholarship would impact your attendance. Detailed plan for covering travel expenses - specifically, who will cover cost of lodging/travel/meals
Region 9 Conference Attendee Scholarship

Awarded to a member who is interested in attending the NACADA Region 9 Conference and is in need of additional funding.

Eligibility

  • Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA at the time of application and the conference.
  • Applicants/Nominees should plan to attend their spring Region conference and have support of their office/department.
  • Applicants/Nominees must be willing to write a short article summarizing their conference experience for the Region 9 Blog.

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  • Current resume
  • Goal Statement - one page description of presenter or attendee goals to accomplish at conference
  • Financial Information - information related to how a scholarship would impact your attendance. Detailed plan for covering travel expenses - specifically, who will cover cost of lodging/travel/meals
Region 9 Institute/Seminar Scholarship

Awarded to a NACADA member, who has been in an advising-related position for at least one year, and has attended at least one Region or Annual NACADA Conference, and who is willing to write a short article summarizing the experience at the Institute or Seminar for the Region 9 Blog.

Eligibility

  • Applicants/Nominees must be members of NACADA at the time of the Institute/Seminar
  • Applicants/Nominees should plan to attend the Institute/Seminar and have support of their office/department
  • Applicants/Nominees must be willing to write a short article summarizing their Institute/Seminar experience for the Region 9 Blog

Submissions can be made by an individual or a team and is via the NACADA Awards online nomination system, which includes the following documents, uploaded in PDF format.

  • Current resume
  • Goal Statement - one page description of presenter or attendee goals to accomplish at Institute/Seminar
  • Financial Information - information related to how scholarship would impact your attendance. Detailed plan for covering travel expenses - specifically, who will cover cost of lodging/travel/meals