Region I offers scholarships that help advance professionals and students through participation in educational events. The region will be accepting application for these scholarships later this year.


I-LEAD® 2016 Scholarship

The Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) is ACUI’s premier student program, designed to emphasize the key concept areas of leadership, community development, and change. I-LEAD® offers an opportunity for the college students to focus on personal growth and other issues facing our world. The institute prepares students to develop skills that will serve them as leaders in any situation, regardless of role, organization, or environment.

Region I is offering two scholarships for the cost of registration for each student.

In addition to submitting an application, students must:

  1. Be able to attend the program for the full duration of the dates listed above
  2. Have institutional and/or personal support to cover any additional expenses not covered by this scholarship
  3. Submit an essay describing why you would like to attend this program
  4. Submit one letter of support from an advisor/supervisor

IPDS 2016 Scholarship

IPDS: New Professionals Orientation has been refined over its more than 40-year existence. The program offers participants an opportunity to share information, exchange materials, learn new techniques and theories, discuss opportunities and threats, and network with colleagues in a challenging and supportive environment. Anyone who is new to the college union and student activities profession should attend regardless of title. Because the program format facilitates a small-group feel, the bonds formed with colleagues can last a lifetime.

In addition to submitting an application, you must:

  1. Be able to attend the program for the full duration of the dates listed above
  2. Have institutional and/or personal support to cover any additional expenses not covered by this scholarship
  3. Submit an essay describing why you would like to attend this program
  4. Submit one letter of support from an advisor/supervisor

Women’s Leadership Institute Scholarship

The Women’s Leadership Institute is the premier program for women leaders across campus. The program is held at a resort-style location to maximize learning and minimize distractions, and is designed for women who aspire to new leadership positions on campus. The institute features a curriculum with an overall focus on building the next generation of leaders in higher education administration and student affairs. This is a wonderful program for women of all ages to come together to learn and network with one another, forming bonds that will last a lifetime.

In addition to submitting an application, you must:

  1. Be able to attend the program for the full duration of the dates listed above
  2. Have institutional and/or personal support to cover any additional expenses not covered by this scholarship
  3. An essay describing why you would like to attend the Women’s Leadership Institute
  4. One letter of support from an advisor/supervisor

Annual Conference Scholarship

Region I is offering a scholarship for the registration cost of the annual conference. In addition to submitting an application, you must:

  1. Be able to attend the program for the full duration of the dates listed above
  2. Have institutional and/or personal support to cover any additional expenses not covered by this scholarship
  3. An essay describing how you and your institution will benefit from your participation in the ACUI annual conference
  4. One letter of support from an advisor/supervisor