• New professional - any individual serving as an academic advisor or faculty academic advisor:
    • For at least one (1) year (12 months) but for less than three (3) years (36 months) *
    • *The minimum of experience is one year and is calculated as 12 calendar months in a position with at least 50% of the duties in direct advisement to students.  Less than three years of experience is calculated as a maximum of 36 months from the nominee's start date in an advising position in relation to the due date of the application (For 2021: Use original due date of March 2021). The applicants experience in advising cannot exceed a total of 36 months and specific dates (to the month and not just the years) must be included on resume.  Positions do not have to be consecutive but if multiple jobs are involved, then the months will be calculated to ensure a minimum of 12 months experience and a maximum of 36 months.  If such dates are not easily identifiable on resume, the application will be disqualified.
    • Employed by an institution that is accredited and/or licensed within their own country.  For those applicants outside the U.S. and Canada (where advising is similar) an additional explanation of accreditation may be necessary. 
    • All positions held with at least 50% of the duties in direct advisement to students.
  • NACADA membership is required at the time of application.
  • Please keep in mind that if a position has 50% or more of direct advising duties with students, then it does count as a professional advising position.  For example, if you are a Student Success Coach and 50% of your job duties comprise advising students, then you would count this position, in addition to any others with a more specific advising job title. Applicants must ensure that their resume is clearly marked with the percentages specified for each of their job duties. 

Application Components

  1. Completed application in the Nomination Submission Portal
  2. Nominee Advising Resume or CurriculumVitae.  Please limit entries to material that pertains directly to academic advisingResume/vitae must include dates of your employment down to the month/year and evidence of at least 50% of the applicant's duties spent on direct advising of students.  Adding percentages along with job duties is highly recommended or reviewers may deem a nomination ineligible.  For faculty applicants especially, please limit the vitae's length to 10 pages maximum.
  3. Annual Conference Participation Statement that includes:
    1. List and describe some specific goals you hope to accomplish by attending the Annual Conference.
    2. How do you anticipate that the information you gain at the Annual Conference could be utilized on your campus?
    3. As a new advisor, how will this opportunity enhance your overall professional development and future leadership?
  4. Letters of recommendation (2)
    1. A required component is two letters of recommendation from your institution's officials, at least one of which must be from your supervisor in support of your attendance at the Annual Conference.  The letters should address the items listed in the nominee's Annual Conference Participation Statement (#3 above). These letters must be on institutional letterhead.  The nominator should upload all these letters in one .pdf as part of the application package.  Please do not send these letters directly to NACADA as they should not contain information that has not been shared with the nominee.
Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Presented to selected new advising professionals with at least one (1) year of experience (12 months calendar year), but for less than three (3) in a position(s) where advising comprises at least 50% of their job duties.  This scholarship provides those selected with an opportunity to experience the Annual Conference in order to enhance their future leadership potential in NACADA.  The scholarship waives the early bird member registration fee only and travel/hotel expenses are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.  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 and your donations.


  • Previous New Advisor Annual Conference Scholarship recipients are not eligible. 
  • Prior scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • Only one nominee per category per institution will be considered

COMMITMENT of Scholarship Recipients:
If you are chosen as a recipient, part of your responsibility will be to document your experiences so that we may promote the benefits of attending to others.  You can opt to document your experiences in the following ways:

  • via social media using the Annual Conference hashtag        
  • create a blog post for the NACADA blog here: https://nacada.wordpress.com/
  • write an article for possible publication by Academic Advising Today
  • craft a digital story of some type with photos/slides from your conference experiences
  • should you have a unique idea related to reporting on your scholarship participation, propose it to Executive Office Liaison, Lizbeth Alcantara for approval. 

Submit a Nomination