NACAC Conference Scholarship

nacac logoThe 2024 NACAC Conference is scheduled for September 26-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. PNACAC typically offers two $2,000 scholarships to support high school counselors' attendance.

  • Deadline to apply: April 30, 2024
  • All applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions no later than May 31, 2024




nacac imageWho can apply for this scholarship? Priority is given to:

  • Public high school counselors
  • First-time attendees
  • PNACAC and NACAC members
  • Disadvantaged school districts

The scholarship covers up to $2,000 for:

  • Registration fee (register no later than July 1)
  • Travel expenses (airline, train, or bus) to and from the conference (Due to liability purposes, PNACAC does not pay for personal vehicle travel expenses (gas, parking, mileage, etc.) to and from the airport or rental car expenses to and from the conference for scholarship recipients.)
  • Lodging
  • Meals (subject to PNACAC daily limits)
  • General fees related to conference attendance (taxi/shuttle service, bag fees, etc.)
  • 1-year NACAC membership (PNACAC membership is FREE for high school counselors!)

PNACAC will reimburse allowable expenses after the conference.

Conditions of receiving the scholarship:

Testimonials from previous NACAC Conference Scholarship Recipients:

"During the weekend I stretched myself and dipped my toe into some of the national conversation and met marvelous high school counselors from Florida, North Carolina, and California. I received great advice from college admissions counselors in the Pac 12, Big 12, and WCC. ... When I returned to my desk on Monday morning, I pulled out the horribly inadequate School Profile for immediate revision and on Tuesday the FAFSA application opened. I had been a regular at the Financial Aid Stage so I was ready to act! Thanks PNACAC for the opportunity."

- 2019 Recipient, Jeff Norton (Lewis & Clark High School, WA)

Staci Fisher headshot"I attended both the Small Town and Rural Interest group and the Public School Counselor Interest Group. I got excellent resources from both and more importantly was able to give NACAC feedback on how they can support public school counselors. I was also able to attend sessions on Common Application completion, the Reach Higher program, tips on writing essays, and how our current students communicate through social media. ... I was able to network and connect with other professionals and share ideas, learn about their schools and ask them questions about their practice."

- 2019 Recipient, Staci Fisher (Bend Senior High School, OR)

If you have questions, contact the Professional Scholarships Committee Chair at [email protected].