Diversity Advancement Scholarship

The Diversity Advancement Committee (DAC) of Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Midwest ACE) is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for graduate students in Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Human Resources or a related field. Recent graduates in their first year of employment in Career Services or Human Resources may also apply.

This scholarship will allow the recipient to attend the Midwest ACE Annual Conference, from July 21 – July 23, 2014 in Indianapolis.The scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to network with current professionals in the field, attend workshops and seminars for professional development, report on their experience in the Midwest ACE newsletter, and much more.

Midwest ACE Diversity Advancement Scholarship Application Form

This scholarship and award is made possible by the generous support of Andres Garza, longtime member of Midwest ACE.

Announcing the Winner of the 2013 Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Julianne Wallace is a graduate student in Ohio University.'s College Student Personnel program. As a graduate assistant in the Career and Leadership Development Center, she enjoys energizing and supporting others in their career development journeys. Her experience includes working as practicum student at Marietta College in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion where she:

Co-created and executed a five-hour Conversation Tutoring Program retreat focused on explaining culture, cross-cultural communication and cultural values to 30+ international and American students

Designed and presented a workshop on the American job search process to international students.

She also completed a practicum at Otterbein University as well as a marketing coordinator at a product development firm. She will be presenting the following session topic at the Midwest ACE 2013 Annual Conference on Wednesday, July 31:

Connecting Internationally: An Innovation Session on Better Connecting and Relating to International Students

The number of international students studying in the United States continues to grow, however majority of the population go outside of university career centers for career and professional development assistance. Reasons for this are many of these students either do not know the offices and services exist or are frustrated from their experiences within the offices. This session will include a discussion on the barriers keeping international students out of career centers and an innovation brainstorm centered around best practices for reducing those barriers.


The scholarship covers:

  • Complimentary annual conference registration at either the Annual Conference or the Trends in Recruiting Conference
  • $500 Scholarship Award to Diversity Advancement Scholarship Recipient
  • One-year membership in the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers.


Applicants must have an interest in pursuing a career in Career Services or College Recruiting and meet the following requirements:

Enrolled in a graduate program in the field of Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Human Resources, or closely related area,


In one’s first year as a career services or human resources professional.



  • Attend the entire 2014 Midwest ACE Annual Conference in Indianapolis.
  • Present the submitted conference proposal at the 2014 Midwest ACE Annual Conference.
  • Participate in the conference by attending events including the new member workshop, opening and closing receptions, award luncheon, and Diversity Advancement Committee meeting.
  • Serve as an active participant on the Diversity Advancement Committee for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
  • Submit a brief summary for the Midwest ACE bi-weekly announcement highlighting how attending the conference contributed to their professional development.


The deadline for all completed applications is April 30, 2014. Materials must include the completed DAC scholarship application form, résumé, and conference proposal. Application packets should be sent via e-mail as an attachment to Drew Butts at

If you have questions about the DAC scholarship, you may contact Drew Butts -


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