NACA® Foundation - Scholarships

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NACA® Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The NACA® Foundation offers numerous scholarships that are available to undergraduate and graduate students, student leaders, professional staff and associate members on an annual basis. Scholarship nominations are solicited each year. However, awards will only be made when the specific scholarship fund is above the designated minimum established. Questions may be directed to

Please read the following instructions and the respective applications carefully:

  • Only ELECTRONIC applications and supporting documents submitted through the online scholarship application will be accepted.
  • We will not accept any materials via mail, email or fax. Any materials received through these methods will be disregarded.
  • Online applications will NOT be accepted if all of the supporting documents are not attached. Transcripts and letters of support do NOT need to be officially sealed.
  • Only the first 75 applications for each scholarship will be considered.
  • Note: High school students (including graduating seniors) are NOT eligible for these scholarships.
  • Many of these scholarships are region specific, as indicated in parenthesis after the scholarship name. If you are unsure of which region you are in, consult the NACA Regional Map.

Click on the name of each scholarship for more information and to apply.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022

Not Currently Open:
  • Harris Goldberg Memorial Scholarship (all regions)
  • Silver Anniversary Scholarships for Student Leaders (all regions)
  • Joseph D. Giamapapa Scholarship for Student Leaders (NACA Mid America & Mid Atlantic)
  • NACA Mid Atlantic Higher Education Research Scholarship (NACA Mid Atlantic)
  • Tese Caldarelli Memorial Scholarship (NACA Mid America & Mid Atlantic)
  • Zagunis Student Leader Scholarship (NACA Mid America & Mid Atlantic)

Graduate Student Scholarships

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Not Currently Open:
  • NACA Mid Atlantic Higher Education Research Scholarship (NACA Mid Atlantic)

Professional Staff Scholarships

Open. Deadline varies by conference:
Not Currently Open
  • Multicultural Professional Development Grant (all regions)
  • NACA Mid Atlantic Higher Education Research Scholarship (NACA Mid Atlantic)

Associate Scholarships

Not Currently Open:
  • Barry Drake Professional Development Scholarship (all regions)
  • NACA Mid Atlantic Associate Member Professional Development Scholarship (NACA Mid Atlantic)


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