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Future Leaders Scholarship (FLS) Program 2017
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Deadline to apply: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 5pmPDT


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Click HERE for the Program Proposal Form

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/university relations while gaining a valuable conference experience. Applicants must be exploring and/or pursuing career services/university relations as a career and be available to attend and co-present a presentation at the 2017 MPACE annual conference.



The scholarship includes:

  • Conference Registration for the awardee (valued at $550)
  • Travel (up to $600) to attend the MPACE Annual Conference in Seattle, WA from December 6th-8th , 2017
  • 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 presenting at the MPACE conference
  • Expand their professional network and participate in the entire conference

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 at the 2017 Annual MPACE Conference.


The MPACE Education and Professional Development Committee will select and offer a scholarship award to no more than (1) recipient from MPACE colleges/employers. In order for the scholarship to be awarded, the recipients’ chosen experienced professional co-presenter must also be able to attend the conference. As an incentive, the experienced co-presenter will be awarded a one-year MPACE membership (valued up to $150).


Applicant Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be in a career services/university relations role for two years or less.
  • Workshop proposal is innovative and offers a new perspective 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 or University Relations management.

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.Demonstrated ability to see the value of participation in professional associations in the field. 

Role / Expectations of Scholarship Recipient

  • 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 2017 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 presentation of the FLS Recipient.
  • Attend the 2017 MPACE Conference and co-present alongside the FLS Recipient. 
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