NACAC Conference Scholarship

nacac conference logo seattlePNACAC has historically offered two $2,000 scholarships to support two high school counselors' attendance at the annual NACAC conference. 

The 2021 NACAC Conference is scheduled for September 23–25, 2021 in Seattle, Washington (yes, the PNACAC region!) and online.

Check back for updates about scholarship availability.

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
  • Travel expenses to and from the conference (Due to liability purposes, PNACAC does not pay for personal vehicle travel expenses or mileage for scholarship recipients (ie, gas, parking, mileage, etc.) to and from the airport)
  • Lodging & meals (subject to PNACAC daily limits)
  • General fees related to conference attendance (e.g. taxi/shuttle service, bag fees, etc.)
  • 1-year PNACAC and NACAC membership
  • PNACAC will reimburse allowable expenses after the conference.

Conditions of receiving the scholarship:

  • Volunteer for a shift at the registration booth or another conference area
  • Write a PNACAC Newsletter article reflecting on their experiences at the 2020 NACAC Conference
  • Submit a PNACAC Reimbursement Form following the national conference

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 Scholarship Committee Chair/NACAC Delegate at [email protected].