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The MIACADA Professional Development Grants are presented as a professional development opportunity to selected MIACADA members who demonstrate involvement in national, regional, state, and/or local advising organizations and exhibit the potential for MIACADA leadership roles. 


2024 NACADA Regional Conference Grants 

NACADA Region 5 Conference: March 25-27, 2024

Milwaukee, WI

Conference Website


2024 MIACADA State Conference Grants

MIACADA Conference: May 17, 2024

Marquette, MI



MIACADA will award five (5) regional grants: three to current advising professionals and two to graduate students.

Additionally, MIACADA will award five (5) state grants: three to current advising professionals and two graduate students. 

Please note that a person, current professional or graduate student, can only be awarded one (1) grant per awarding cycle.


For advising professionals, the grant will cover the cost of the early-bird registration fee for current NACADA members. Individuals or their sponsoring institutions are responsible for travel and lodging costs, meals and incidental expenses, and NACADA membership fee is not covered in the registration fee. 


For graduate students the grant will cover the cost of the early-bird registration fee and membership fee for both NACADA regional conference grant and MIACADA state conference grant winners. Individuals or their sponsoring institutions are responsible for travel and lodging costs, meals and incidental expenses. 



Application Packet Components

  • Complete the online grant application.
  • Email a copy of your current resume to MIACADA Past President, Emily Reetz at esr317@hotmail.com.
  • Application & emailed resumes must arrive electronically no later than December 15, 2023.

Eligibility Criteria:


For Current Advising Professionals

  • The applicant must:

      • Be a current MIACADA member at the time of scholarship application.
      • Complete application packet components (listed above).
      • Email a copy of their current resume to MIACADA Past President, Emily Reetz at esr317@hotmail.com.
      • Demonstrate an interest in MIACADA leadership.
      • Confirm the ability to cover travel expenses either personally or through financial support of your institution.
  • Grant recipients will be asked to participate in a MIACADA Member Spotlight discussing their conference experience. This will be on MIACADA’s Facebook page, MIACADA’s website and included in the monthly MIACADA newsletter. This will be coordinated by the MIACADA Communications Team.
  • Current MIACADA Board Members are not eligible. Previous winners of a grant are not eligible for the same grant.


For Graduate Students

  • The applicant must:
      • Confirm full time graduate student status (MIACADA membership not required).
      • Complete application packet components (listed above).
      • Email a copy of their current resume to MIACADA Past President, Emily Reetz at esr317@hotmail.com.
      • Demonstrate an interest in MIACADA leadership.
      • Confirm the ability to cover travel expenses either personally or through financial support of your institution.
  • Grant recipients will be asked to participate in a MIACADA Member Spotlight discussing their conference experience. This will be on MIACADA’s Facebook page, MIACADA’s website and included in the monthly MIACADA newsletter. This will be coordinated by the MIACADA Communications Team.
  • Current MIACADA Board Members are not eligible. Previous winners of a grant are not eligible for the same grant.

Selection Criteria:


The Selection Committee is comprised of MIACADA board members.  Please note that preference will be given to those that submit complete applications.  Applications will be evaluated on the evidence of qualities and practices that demonstrate involvement in national, regional, state, and/or local advising organizations and exhibits the potential for MIACADA leadership roles. Such evidence may include:

  • Desire to take on a leadership role within MIACADA.
  • Evidence of advising that supports NACADA's Core Values.
  • Evidence that advising reflects the standards of good practice in the CAS Standards and Guidelines for Academic Advising.
  • Caring, helpful attitude toward students and colleagues
  • Availability and helpfulness to colleagues at local, state and national levels.
  • Use and dissemination of appropriate information sources.
  • Participation in and support of advisor development programs.
  • Quality of responses to application questions.

Complete the online grant application and forward the supporting resume electronically to:

Emily Reetz,

MIACADA Past President

Wayne State University

esr317@hotmail.com

STATE GRANT RECIPIENTS

Professional | State Grant Winners

 Year

 Name

 Institution

 2023

 Michele Larson

 Michigan State University

 2022

 Jenny Lee

 Oakland University

 2022

 Ryan Shadbolt

 Michigan State University

 2022

 Claire Krakowiak

 Lawrence Technological University 

 2021

 Christie Pagel

 Wayne State University

 2021

 Laura Hetzler

 Wayne State University

 2021

 Jessica Cheriez

 Davenport University

 2021

 Melinda Konya

 Davenport University

 2021

 Brittany Weldon

 Grand Rapids Community College

 2021

 Margaret MacKeverican

 Wayne State University

 2021

 Melanie Chamberlain

 Oakland University

 2018

 John Cebelak

 Oakland University

 2018

 Tyrone Green

 Jackson College

 2017

 Shamane Bell

 Lansing Community College

 2017

 Meaghan Cole

 Oakland University

 2017

 Katie Kilpatrick

 Rochester College

 2016

 Anna Mrdeza

 Oakland University

 2016

 Linda Smith

 Madonna University

 2016

 Leijhi Koval

 Grand Valley State University

 2015

 Rachel Hahn

 Davenport University

 2015

 Amy Kline

 Davenport University

 2015

 Adam McChesney

 Oakland University

Graduate Student | State Grant Winners

 Year

 Name

 Institution

 2022

 Natalie Drobny

 University of Michigan

 2021

 Tiffany Chen

 Eastern Michigan University

 2021

 Susan Mickhail

 Oakland University

 2021

 Elizabeth Van Portfliet

 Western Michigan University

 2018

 Monika Saladiak

 Wayne State University

 2018

 Brooke-Lynn Vij

 Oakland University

 2017

 Megan Coburn

 Grand Valley State University

 2017

 Apryl Scheffler

 Western Michigan University

 2016

 Olivia Khleif

 Madonna University

 2016

 Valerie Skubick

 Oakland University

 2016

 Ashleigh Turner

 University of Michigan

 2015

 Stefanie Janes 

 Oakland University

 2015

 Lauren Creed

 Oakland University

 2015

 Katie Simons

 Oakland University




REGIONAL GRANT RECIPIENTS

Professional | Regional Grant Winners 

 Year

 Name

 Institution

 2023     

 Cynthia Merritt

 Wayne State University

 2023

 Adam McChesney

 Oakland University

 2023

 Lauren Orr

 Wayne State University

 2022

 Elizabeth Van Portfliet

 Grand Rapids Community College

 2022

 Roxann Swank

 Kalamazoo Valley Community College


Graduate Student | Regional Grant Winners

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