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    Leigh S. Shaffer Award

    Offered by NACADA: The Global Network for Academic Advising

    Lisa Freedland Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 8, 2024
    1 award worth


    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Have you had any original article of yours published in a NACADA double-blind peer-reviewed publication (currently the NACADA Journal and NACADA Review)? If so, the Leigh S. Shaffer Award may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the Award grants an engraved award plaque, $500 towards travel to NACADA’s Annual Conference, and a one-year NACADA membership renewal to one such individual. Bear in mind that applicants must be nominated by any NACADA member besides themselves, as self-nominations are not allowed, and articles should have made a significant contribution to the scholarship of academic advising. To nominate someone, NACADA members must submit a completed nomination, a copy of the published article, and a statement of up to 350 words. Keep on reading to learn more!

    About NACADA: The Global Network for Academic Advising

    NACADA is an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Academic Interest



    Applicants/nominated individuals must have had an original article published in a NACADA double-blind peer-reviewed publication (currently the NACADA Journal and NACADA Review).

    Application information

    To be considered for the scholarship, individuals must have (1) been nominated by any NACADA member and (2) submitted an article to either the NACADA Journal or NACADA Review that has contributed significantly to the scholarship of academic advising. Nominators must submit the below application materials, in addition to a completed Nomination Submission form and a copy of the nominees' published article.

    350-word statement

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact NACADA: The Global Network for Academic Advising at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Leigh S. Shaffer Award is not renewable.

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