ILACADA Outstanding Academic Advising Awards

The Outstanding Advising Awards annually recognizes ILACADA members serving in primary advising roles and administrative roles who have demonstrated outstanding qualities in academic advising. We also recognize graduate students who are our emerging leaders in the field of higher education with specific interests in academic advising. All recipients will be recognized at the Annual Conference.  Winners will receive complimentary registration to the Annual Conference, a one year membership to ILACADA, a check for $250 for professional development, and serve on the ILACADA awards committee for the following year. Please see guidelines for each nomination category below.

Academic Advising, Primary Role: Individuals whose primary role at the institution is the direct delivery of advising services to students. Any individual serving as an academic advisor and employed by a regionally accredited post-secondary institution may be nominated.

Academic Advising Administrator: Individuals who may provide direct academic advising services but whose primary responsibility is as an administrator or director of an academic advising program. Any individual serving as an advising administrator and employed by a regionally accredited post-secondary institution may be nominated.

Outstanding Advising Eligibility: All nominees must have demonstrated exceptional advising through leadership, student engagement, innovation, etc. Each nominee must provide the following materials to be considered:

  • One letter of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • A statement in 500 words or less addressing how attending an ILACADA/NACADA Region V conference will impact your professional development.

Currently elected or appointed ILACADA board members are not eligible. Previous ILACADA Outstanding Advising Award winners from the past five years are not eligible. All nominations will be considered.

ILACADA Emerging Leaders/Graduate Student Award

Graduate Student:  This scholarship provides graduate students pursuing a degree in a related field with an interest in academic advising an opportunity to attend the ILACADA annual conference.  Students should be nominated through their institution.

Eligibility: Candidates must be a current graduate student and ILACADA member. The individual must have registered and be in attendance during the closing session at the ILACADA annual conference.  The individual selected will receive a complimentary one year ILACADA membership and conference registration at the student rate. By accepting the award the individual agrees to submit a statement consisting of 500 words or less on your experience at this year’s ILACADA conference and serve on the ILACADA scholarship awards committee for the following year.

Application deadline will be July 15th.  Award recipients will be notified by August 1st.

Download the awards descriptions.

Submit your nomination below:

ILACADA Advising Awards
(If applicable)
Choose Academic Advising, Primary Role, Academic Advising Administrator or Graduate Student
Please upload a copy of your nomination letter from your supervisor, as well as any supporting documents that will assist in the determination of an award.
These must be in either Word or PDF format and together in one file.