Travel Grants and Scholarships

Region III will offer travel grants in the form of complimentary registration and up to $300 in travel expenses. The deadline to apply for a Region III travel grant is Tuesday, September 3.

Travel Grant Application

Glenn Freeman First-Timer Scholarship

Each fall, Region III hosts a conference to offer a number of professional development opportunities and activities for NAFSA members and non-members alike. In support of professional development with International Education, the Region provides a limited number of scholarships for the first-time attendees. Glenn Freeman First-Timer Scholarships consisting of a complimentary conference registration will be awarded to qualified applicants who will attend the upcoming Region III Conference in Addison, Texas. To be eligible for the scholarship, individuals must be first-time attendees to a NAFSA Regional Conference and have never received a grant/award for a regional conference before. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 3.

Glenn Freeman Newcomers Scholarship Application

Regional Awards

Nominations are open for the four Regional Awards that we give out at the Region III Conference every year. The deadline to submit nominations is Tuesday, October 1. The link to submit nomination information for each of these awards is below.

Region III Awards Nominations Form

Rising Star Young Leader Award

Region III's Rising Star Young Leader Award is given annually in recognition of a professional who has contributed to the field of international education during the first four years of the recipient's area of work. Region III's Rising Star Young Leader will have demonstrated a commitment to internationalization and an ingenuity of thought that has the potential for contributing substantial and lasting influence upon global education.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for the Region III Rising Star Young Leader Award a nominee:

  1. May or may not be a NAFSA member
  2. Has served in their present area of expertise/specialization no more than five years
  3. Shows passion and has made significant contributions to their department, unit, institution, organization, to the Region III NAFSA community, and/or to the field of international education
  4. Has engaged in activities such as:
    • Organized or led an activity or range of activities or services within their organization that promotes international education
    • Demonstrated innovation in their area of specialization
    • Presented at conferences and/or have engaged in publications of their work
    • Contributed to international education as a volunteer leader, etc.
  5. Shows promise in making further contributions to the field of international education as a leader

Nomination Procedures
To be considered for the award the following nomination procedures must be followed:

  • Nominations will be submitted online, may come from a member of NAFSA or a nonmember
  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • Current members of the NAFSA Board of Directors, Membership Committee, Awards Committee, and NAFSA staff are not eligible for consideration
  • All nominations must include details of the nominee's achievements based on the identified criteria which will be included in the online Google form
  • At least 2 people must nominate the individual by submitting their nomination using the Google form

Please submit all nominations by Tuesday, October 1.

Lifetime Achievement Award

NAFSA's Region III Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded each year to NAFSAns in recognition of their career achievements in advancing the goals of NAFSA Region III and of international education and exchange. Individuals become eligible for nomination at the time of their retirement from professional responsibilities in the field of international education.

Criteria Used to Select Nominees
Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Retired in the year of nomination
  • Must be a NAFSA member (in the year of retirement)
  • Made significant contributions to international education at the regional level
  • Mentor to young professional in international education
  • Positive influence on the lives or careers of participants or professionals in the field

Nomination Procedures
The primary nominator must be a NAFSA member. Nominations must present clear evidence of the nominee's achievements in the areas mentioned above. At least two people should nominate the individual and each individual should represent a different institution or organization within NAFSA Region III, each addressing a different perspective on the nominee's accomplishments. The nominations must all be from NAFSA members. Individuals may not self-nominate. The nomination process is confidential. Multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards may be offered each year, subject to recommendations by the Region III Chair-Stream.

Please submit all nominations by Tuesday, October 1.

Certificate for Special Service to International Education

As international educators, you have the opportunity to submit nominations for two different types of awards to be presented at the 2019 Region III Conference in Addison, Texas in November. Anyone in the field of international education may nominate qualified award recipients. There should be at least two nominations for the individual, and at least one of the nominators must be a member of NAFSA Region III. View previous award recipients.

The Certificate for Special Service to International Education is awarded to those individuals who have contributed to the field of international educational exchange through long and outstanding years of service in the local, academic and/or professional community or through innovative projects. In either case, their activities have stimulated, strengthened and/or supported international education in the region. The recipients need not be NAFSA members.

Nomination Procedures
Anyone in the field of international education may nominate qualified award recipients. At least two people should submit a nomination of the individual and at least one of the nominators must be a member of NAFSA Region III.

Please submit all nominations by Tuesday, October 1.

Plaque for Outstanding Service

As international educators, you have the opportunity to submit nominations for two different types of awards to be presented at the 2019 Region III Conference in Addison, Texas in November. Anyone in the field of international education may nominate qualified award recipients. At least two people should nominate the individual, and at least one of the nominators must be a member of NAFSA Region III. The awards committee will make award selections in October. View previous award recipients.

The Plaque for Outstanding Service recognizes those members of NAFSA in Region III who have demonstrated outstanding performance in the field of international education of a sustained and serious nature. The recipients have made an extraordinary contribution to the field. The projects and/or services sited in their nomination must be of national impact, reflecting credit on and raising the visibility of Region III outside the region.

Nomination Procedures
Anyone in the field of international education may nominate qualified award recipients. At least two people should nominate the individual and at least one of the nominators must be a member of NAFSA Region III.

Please submit all nominations by Tuesday, October 1.