Region VIII

Region VIII Scholarships

Participating in NAFSA regional or national conferences and events provides an opportunity to acquire and exchange information, and is also an excellent way to begin building a personal network of contacts in the field of international education. Our region is proud to offer opportunities to those seeking financial support that will allow them to become further involved in our region.

Conference Travel Scholarships

NAFSA Region VIII is pleased to award a limited number of scholarship awards to individuals wishing to attend our annual regional conference. Scholarships include opportunities for free conference registration, as well as lodging at the conference hotel. Scholarships are based on level of need, with preference being given to presenters and first-time attendees.The priority deadline annually to apply for a travel scholarship is September 1. Applications will be accepted through October 15.

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Advocacy Day

NAFSA Advocacy Day is an annual opportunity to voice your support for international education and exchange, while expanding your network and increasing your skill set. Advocacy Day take place over two days and includes an integrated set of advocacy training and practice activities, anchored by a morning of visits to each member's congressional delegation on Capitol Hill.

NAFSA Advocacy Day | March 19-20, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

NAFSA Region VIII supports colleagues who wish to advance their professional development through attendance at the Advocacy Day by offering a travel scholarship to help defray the costs of attendance. In 2017, the Region VIII team announced a commitment of $10,000 in funding to be shared with colleagues in the region to support attendance at NAFSA's Advocacy Day.

2017 Advocacy Day Scholarship Recipients 

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The Advocacy Day Scholarship is available in several tiers:

  1. All Inclusive 
  2. Hotel Only 
  3. Registration and Travel Only
  4. Student Registration 

The priority deadline for Advocacy Day Scholarships is January 19. Announcements will be made February 1.

In order to permit as many attendees as possible for Advocacy Day, we ask that all applicants discuss with their employers options for institutional support.  In order of priority, criteria for Advocacy Day scholarships include: 

  • Must reside in Region VIII and be currently working, studying, or volunteering in international education. 
  • Strength of the Statement of Objectives and plans to contribute to the region 
  • Demonstration of financial need 
  • Preference will given to: First-time attendees, first-time recipients, applicants from underrepresented institution types (community colleges, HBCUs, etc.)

Stay tuned for more information about getting involved in regional advocacy opportunities. If you have any questions about this application or the criteria, please email nafsaregionviii@gmail.com.