We are proud to fund ten annual scholarships to students attending high school in the three GPACAC membership states of Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Please see the scholarship information below for more details on each opportunity.
All awards are intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the decision by mid-April. These scholarships are a one-time award and will be mailed to students' postsecondary institution of choice.
See a list of past scholarship recipients here.
Six scholarships of $1000 are awarded each year. Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:
Essay topic: What is a lesson you learned during high school and how will that lesson impact your future?
The award goes to one student in the Great Plains region each year. The scholarship amount is $1,000. Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:
Essay topic: Describe a specific community service experience. How did the experience affect you? How did it impact your leadership?
GPACAC awards three scholarships of $1000 to students whose school counselor is a member of the GPACAC. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per student.
Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below to be considered:
Application: Counselors who are GPACAC members will receive an application link to share with students. If you are a counselor and a member and did not receive the link, email Marcie Frederickson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants are are available to high school counselors seeking funding to attend a professional development conference. NEW this year -- we are also offering grant opportunities for college/university professionals! The grant opportunities are intended for professionals who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend professional development opportunities due to financial constraints.
NACAC Conference Priority Deadline: August 1, 2022
GPACAC Conference Priority Deadline: February 1, 2022
Grant funding may vary based on need and available funds. Grants may include funding for conference registration, lodging and/or travel expenses. Some funding from NACAC is specifically earmarked for public high school counselors.
Recipients will be reimbursed following the attendance at the event and submission of expense report.
It is the expectation that each GPACAC grant recipient share their professional development with fellow counselors. There are many ways to fulfill this requirement such as presenting at a local, regional or national conference; submitting an article for our website or to a professional journal; or sharing their experience in the GPACAC newsletter.