Nomination Submission Instructions

*Reminder - institutions are only allowed one nominee in each of the major award categories. This does not apply to most scholarships unless specified in the criteria. 

Step 1 - Information Gathering

Do you want to pursue an award or scholarship? 

  1. If you want to pursue an award, visit the Association Awards and view each type in the left sidebar.
  2. If you want to pursue a scholarship, visit the Scholarships page and view each type by scrolling down.  We divide scholarships by those specific to students and those relevant to working advising professionals.
  3. If you are looking for a region award, visit Region Awards

Review the award/scholarship Guidelines carefully

  1. Once you decide on an award/scholarship to pursue, review the Guidelines carefully to determine requirements, application components and necessary documentation. 
  2. Gather the required nomination or application material prior to starting a new nomination/application.  You can revisit your application as long as you have not hit 'Submit'.
  3. Make sure all supporting documentation is saved in PDF format

Step 2 - Accessing the Submission Portal

  1. Access the Nomination Submission Portal.
  2. To start a new application/nomination, enter a password.  This can be simple and you can use the same one for other submissions.  Make note of this password.
  3. Select National or choose your Region (for regional award/scholarship applications).
  4. Next select the award for which you are applying from the 'Awards/Scholarship Category' drop down box.
  5. Click Start New.












This pop-up will appear:

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Step 3 - Entering Application/Nomination Information

  1. The Guidelines for the award/scholarship you chose are available again once in the portal and it's a good idea to open those and refer back to them when necessary. They open in a new window. 
  2. Click Continue
  3. Enter your nominee or applicant info
  4. Enter the information as it is requested.  
  5. NOTE: The NOTIFICATION section is for you to list those people who you would want to know if you are selected for this award/scholarship. We would suggest your president/provost, your supervisors, and your public relations department contact.
  6. You will need to upload some documents. They must be in PDF format. 

Tips & Reminders

Information and Tips for Nominators
  • Nomination packets must include only original documentation prepared specifically for the NACADA Awards Program. Materials intended for other award programs will not be considered.
  • Self-nominations are acceptable. Directors may nominate their own advising programs.
  • Current members of the Board of Directors and Council are not eligible for consideration for any annual NACADA individual awards. After the member's term of office is over, s/he may then be eligible for consideration.
  • Nomination materials submitted cannot be returned.

To help present your nomination in the best possible light:

  • It is best to submit only letters and/or materials that add substance to the nomination. Quality is appreciated more than quantity. A well-written and documented submission increases the likelihood of a positive outcome.
  • The committee will not accept or consider additional material sent separately from your packet or letters sent directly to the committee.  Be sure to request that all support letters and documentation be returned to the nominator gathering the information for inclusion in the nomination packets for online submission.
  • Submissions that do not meet the submission requirements will not be deemed ineligible and the nominator notified of the issue.  In fairness to to others that submitted complete nominations by the deadline, incomplete submissions are deemed ineligible for consideration by reviewers.
  • Contact us at [email protected] if you do not receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your nomination after you have completed the online submission process.  If possible, include the application #.