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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 Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

You may submit your application HERE* or copy this link into your browser:

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

2019 Professional Development Grant Winners

Amanda Armstrong

Amanda Armstrong
Pamplin College of Business, Undergraduate Advising

Andrew Dolbin-MacNab

Andrew Dolbin-MacNab
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Office of the Dean

Paula Van Curen

Paula Van Curen
College of Engineering, The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Maia Green-Havas

Maia Greene-Havas
College of Engineering, Engineering Education