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Future Leaders Scholarship (FLS) Program 2016
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Deadline to apply: Friday, August 5, 2016


Click HERE for the FLS 2016 Application


Future Leaders Wanted to Share Innovation in the Profession…..


The Future Leaders Scholarship (FLS) program developed by MPACE is intended as an opportunity for new professionals (including: graduate students, management trainees, campus ambassadors, interns, and more.) to showcase their creativity and innovation in the field of career services while gaining valuable conference presentation skills. Individuals that apply will be exploring and/or pursuing career services/university relations as a career and be available to attend and co-present their presentation in a workshop at the 2016 MPACE Annual Conference, Denver.



The scholarship includes:

  • Conference Registration for the awardee (valued at $525)
  • Travel (up to $600) to attend the MPACE Annual Conference |HYATT Regency Denver, Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO from  December 7-9, 2016
  • One-year MPACE Membership for both awardee and experienced professional co-presenter (valued up to $150)


Additionally, recipients will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop professionally and build upon their leadership skills through attendance at the MPACE conference
  • Expand their professional network


The selected applicant under the guidance of an experienced professional of their choice (minimum of 3 years in the field) will present an innovative workshop alongside the chosen experienced professional at the 2016 Annual MPACE Conference.


In order for the scholarship to be awarded the recipients’ chosen experienced professional
co-presenter must also be able to attend the annual conference. As an incentive the experienced
co-presenter will be awarded a one-year MPACE membership (valued up to $150).


Applicant Minimum Qualifications

  • Workshop proposal is innovative and offers a new prospective on any topic(s) relevant to the field of career services/university relations.
  • Quality of the resume meets professional standards and highlights involvement in university relations/career services.
  • Letter of recommendation from Career Center management or University Relations Manager.
  • Applicants must be in a career services/university relations role for two years or less.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrated ability to articulate, through written and oral presentation, a clear understanding of the role of career services/university relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively employ professional networking skills in their interactions with chosen experienced professional, campus professionals, community leaders and their peers.
  • Demonstrated ability and understanding of the relations that exist between career centers, employers, alumni and other stakeholders. 

Role / Expectations of Scholarship Recipient

  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from your Career Center Management or University Relations Manager that can speak to your innovation/creativity and passion for the field of career services.
  • Co-facilitate with your chosen experienced professional an innovative workshop that offers a new perspective on any topic(s) that are relevant to the field of career services/university relations at the 2016 Annual MPACE Conference.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with your chosen experienced professional. The focus of these sessions is to broaden your awareness of industry best practices, career development theory, university relations, student affairs, presentation skills, and other related topics.

 Role / Expectations of Experienced Co-Presenter

  • Provide check-in sessions and relevant resources for review, such as articles, webinars, blogs, LinkedIn discussions, etc. intended to promote their understanding of career services/university relations and its role in higher education.
  • Offer assistance and guidance related to the project of the FLS Recipient.
  • Attend the 2016 MPACE Conference and co-present alongside the FLS Recipient.
















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