NACA Forms


Scholarships for Student Leaders

ONLY current undergraduate students are eligible to apply. High school students are not eligible.

One means by which the NACA Foundation demonstrates its commitment to the development of professionals in the field of campus activities is through providing scholarships to undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities andmade significant contributions to their campus communities. The Scholarships for Student Leaders Program, established in 1985, was created through donations to the 25 For 25 Drive, a silver anniversary fund-raising project of the NACA Foundation. The fund provides annual scholarships, seven of which are designated in the following manner:

  • the Public Media Incorporated/Films Incorporated Scholarships for Student Leaders;
  • the NACA Northeast Region Scholarships for Student Leaders (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT);
  • the Joseph D. Giampapa Scholarship for Student Leaders in the Mid America & Mid Atlantic regions;
  • the NACA Heart of America Region Scholarship for Student Leaders in the Contral & Northern Plains regions;
  • the NACA Illiana Scholarship for Student Leaders in the Mid America & Central regions;
  • the NACA Mid Atlantic Region Thomas E. Matthews Scholarship for Student Leaders;
  • an unnamed Scholarship for Student Leaders

Scholarships are to be used for educational expenses, including tuition, books, fees or other related expenses. Scholarships are announced in February.

Materials must be submitted online between Sept. 15 and Nov. 1. Only the first 75 qualified applications will be considered.

Applicants for the Scholarships for Student Leaders Program must:

  • Be matriculated undergraduate students in good standing at the time of the application and during the semester in which the award is received
  • Hold significant leadership positions on their campuses
  • Have made significant contributions to their campus communities
  • Have demonstrated leadership skills and ability
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • High school students are not eligible.

Current Education
School Name
School Address
School City
School State
School Zip
School Phone
Home Phone
Permanent Address
Applicants must upload the following materials below no later than Nov 1. No hardcopy materials via email, fax or mail in office will be accepted.
  • Two letters of recommendation from administrators or faculty members who are well acquainted with the applicant as a student leader. These letters should specify the applicant’s leadership positions, responsibilities, skills and ability, training and accomplishments.
  • A re´sume´ or description of the applicant’s leadership activities, skills and ability, training and accomplishments.
  • Official verification of the applicant’s current enrollment status from the college/university registrar.
Intended Date of Graduation
Candidate Bio (limit 100 words)
Please attach the following: Two letters of recommendation, an unofficial transcript and a resume.

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