For more information about any of these grants or to request application information, please contact Region XII.

Academy Grants and Academy Coaches
  • Region will offer six grants of $1,400 each to NAFSA Academy Trainees
  • Trainees selected by NAFSA will apply for the grant through the Region
  • Selection of recipients will be determined by Chair Stream and Membership & Mentor Program Coordinator
  • Recipients will be awarded funding for travel expenses based on the following schedule
    • $550 for Spring Training
    • $550 for Annual Conference
    • $300 for Regional Conference
  • Grant funds shall be disbursed to recipients upon receipt by the Treasurer of a grant reimbursement form from the recipient
  • Region will provide funding for travel expenses for one Academy Coach
  • Recipient must apply for the position through NAFSA’s Academy Coach application
Advocacy Day Grants
  • Grants to cover travel expenses to NAFSA’s annual Advocacy Day will be disbursed each year
  • Selection of recipients will be determined by respective District Teams in consultation with Chair Stream and Advocacy Representative(s)
  • One recipient from each of the following districts will receive a grant of $1,000: Northern California, Southern California, and Nevada; a recipient from Hawaii/Pacific Islands will receive a grant of $1,500
  • Each district may contribute additional funds to their grants if they wish
  • Funds from the grant can be used to cover registration and travel costs associated with attendance at Advocacy Day
  • Advocacy Day Grant funds shall be disbursed to recipients upon receipt by the Treasurer of travel reimbursement form.
Annual Conference Travel Grants
  • Ten grants will be provided for travel to the NAFSA Annual Conference to cover registration and travel costs associated with attendance at the NAFSA Annual Conference
  • Each grant will provide up to $500 of funding
  • District teams will select two recipients from applicants from their District
  • Applications that are not selected by their District will be forwarded to the Region XII Team for review; the Executive Team will select the final two recipients with a focus on selecting recipients that increase demographic and institutional diversity among the grant recipients
  • Travel Grant funds shall be disbursed after the conference to recipients upon receipt by the Treasurer of travel grant reimbursement form
Regional Highlight Award
  • Recipient(s) determined by National Conference Program Committee Regional Highlight selection process
  • One grant of up to $1000 will be awarded
  • Grant funds can be used for registration and travel costs associated with attendance at the NAFSA Annual Conference
  • Session Chair must submit an application for the grant
  • The Executive Team will review the application to verify need
  • Award can be divided among presenters as determined by Session Chair
  • Recipients of the Regional Highlight Award must submit receipts verifying expenses covered by the award
Regional Conference Travel Grants
  • Travel Grants totaling $20,000 will be disbursed each year as follows:
    • The District holding the Regional Conference will be awarded $4,000
    • Hawaii will be awarded $6,000 (unless the conference is being held in Hawaii)
    • Remaining Districts will be awarded $5,000 each
  • The Districts may contribute more funds to their grants if they wish
  • Districts must select grant recipients from their District and determine the amount of each award
  • Funds from the grant can be used to cover registration and travel costs associated with attendance at the Regional Conference
  • Travel Grant funds shall be disbursed to recipients upon receipt by the Treasurer of a travel grant reimbursement formfrom the recipient
CEP/Homegrown Workshop Trainer Grant
  • Region will award $900 to each CEP and Homegrown workshop team
  • The funds will be given to the Lead Trainer for each workshop who will be responsible for distributing funds as he or she deems appropriate to other Trainers
  • Funds may also be used to reimburse for printing and other costs associated with administration of the workshop
  • Grant funds will be distributed after the Regional Conference
  • At the discretion of the Executive Committee, additional travel expenses may be reimbursed in extraordinary circumstances; in these cases, funds shall be disbursed to recipients upon receipt by the Treasurer of a travel grant reimbursement formfrom the recipient
  • Funds for this grant will be included in the Conference Budget, not the Regional Budget
Volunteer Travel Grants
  • Conference Chair, in consultation with Region Chair, will determine amount of grant for Chairs of Conference Committees
  • Conference Chair should submit names of Committee Chairs to Regional Treasurer to process payment or create conference registration discount code allowing recipients a discounted conference registration
  • Funds for this grant will be included in the Conference Budget, not the Regional Budget
Program Development Grants
  • Awarded annually based on application process for proposal(s) that meet particular needs of the region
  • Applications can be received on a rolling basis throughout the year
  • To be awarded, application must show goals of project align with the mission and goals of Region XII
  • Grants may be awarded to any Region XII District, individual or organization for up to $500
  • Up to $1500 can be awarded annually
  • More than three grants may be awarded if any grants are awarded for less than $500