Christy Carlson Memorial Scholarship

Due Date: May 1, 2023

Presented to academic advisors and graduate-level advising students, this scholarship provides those selected with an opportunity to experience the NACADA's Annual Conference in order to enhance their future leadership potential in NACADA. The scholarship awards up to two individuals with $1,500 to cover the cost of registration and travel expenses for Annual Conference and one-year membership in NACADA.  The provision of this type of support upholds one of the primary goals of the Association, which is to offer comprehensive professional development opportunities.

Christy Carlson

This inaugural scholarship is made possible by the Christy Carlson Memorial Scholarship Fund that celebrates her amazing life and legacy. Christy was an active NACADA member in Region 5 at Trent University in Canada and recently authored the book chapter Queer Theory and Academic Advising in Advising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer College Students. She fostered a broader understanding of the need for rigor, inclusion, and a view of academic advising as a potentially transformative experience to empower students and help them find their purpose in life. 

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Eligibility and Criteria

The Christy Carlson Memorial Scholarship is open to academic advisors and graduate-level advising students to help fund attendance at the NACADA Annual Conference. Preference will be given to those who would not be able to attend the conference otherwise because of costs, and to those who have demonstrated a serious commitment to academic advising.  

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to attend the 2023 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Each scholarship includes the conference registration fee, a one-year membership in NACADA, and travel expenses. Applications must be received by May 1, 2023 to be considered. 

Application Components

  1. Completed application in the Nomination Submission Portal
  2. A one-page document uploaded with the application nomination: Please respond to the following questions:
           Question 1: Why are you applying for this scholarship? How would winning it allow you to attend the 2023 NACADA Annual Conference?
           Question 2:  Christy Carlson knew that good academic advising was a transformative experience for students. How would attending the Annual
  3. Conference impact you and your advising with students? > The response to both questions should be no longer than one page in total.