Awards & Scholarships
The WACAC Nominations Committee seeks nominations for the following awards to be presented at the annual WACAC Conference:
Murdoch-Finks New Admission Counselor Award (previously the Emery Walker Award) is given to a relatively new college admission counselor who has contributed time and talent to the work of our organization and shows promise of future leadership within WACAC.
Joseph P. Allen Human Relations Award is given to a member who has made an extraordinary commitment of talent and effort on behalf of underserved students and / or counselors.
Steve Hankins Award is given to a relatively new high school or community based organization counselor who has contributed time and talent to the work of our organization and shows promise of future leadership within WACAC.
Katy Murphy Service Award is given to a member who has made extraordinary contributions to the work of WACAC over a period of years.
Juel Lee Mentorship Award is given to a member who has provided advice and extraordinary support for young professionals in our field over an extended period of time.
WACAC Special Recognition Award is given in gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding support given to members of WACAC.
This year the Nominations Committee seeks applications from public high school counselors/college advisors and community college counselors / transfer center coordinators who would like to attend the National ACAC Conference in Toronto September 19-21, 2013. Applicants for this scholarship must be members of WACAC and never have attended an NACAC Conference.
Applications must be completed fully and submitted by April 19, 2013. Winners will be announced at the WACAC Superconference in Costa Mesa this May and information given to the winners. The scholarship covers registration for the NACAC Conference at the Early Bird rate, reasonable air fare to and from Toronto, hotel accommodations from Thursday until Sunday at a rate of a shared double, and meal expenses not exceeding $60 per day. Winners are expected to volunteer in service to the conference for two hours and must attend the WACAC Membership Meeting.
In keeping with WACAC’S primary mission to support the efforts of high school and college admission counselors in their work with students, we provide scholarship and grant money to ensure all professionals can participate in professional development opportunities. Particular emphasis is placed on assistance that reaches across ethnic, economic and regionally unsupported areas.
Nomination and Selection Process
Questions about the nomination and selection process for WACAC awards and scholarships should be directed to Robynne Royster, WACAC Past President and Chair of Nominations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomation forms for awards and scholarships can be found under the forms page of the WACAC website.
NACAC Award Recipients
National Award Winners
Rising Star Award Winners