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Professional Development Grant

Virginia Tech makes intentional efforts to support the professional development of its advisors by providing funds to support the development of faculty, professional, and staff advisors who serve undergraduate students in an advising capacity. All undergraduate academic advisors are eligible to submit an application for this grant. Successful recipients will receive a $500 professional development grant to assist with expenses related to advising conferences and events.

This year’s list of professional development opportunities includes, but are not limited to the following events sponsored by The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA):

  • Annual Conference
  • Region 2 Conference
  • Administrators’ Institute
  • Advising Seminars
  • Assessment Institute
  • Summer Institute
  • Webinars

Details about each of these events can be found on NACADA's website.

Other non-NACADA events to consider (but not limited to):

Application deadline

The deadline to apply for the professional development grant is Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

You may submit your application* here.

*You will be prompted to sign in to your Google account to complete the application.

2020 Professional Development Grant Winners

Melissa Cumbia
College of Natural Resources and Environment

Vivek Shastry
College of Science

Dawn Knight
Pre-Education Advising, School of Education